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Flags

Historical Flags

Meaning/Origin of the Flag

Map

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Numbers and Facts

History



Flags

Flagge Fahne flag Bundesterritorium federal territory Labuan
since 1984,
Flag of Labuan,
ratio = 1:2,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)




Flagge Fahne flag Bundesterritorium federal territory Kuala Lumpur Putrajaya Labuan
since 2006,
common flag for the Federal Territories of Malaysia,
ratio = 1:2,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)



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Historical Flags

Flagge Fahne flag Britisch British Straits Settlements
1907–1912,
Labuan belongs to the Straits Settlements,
ratio = 1:2,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)




Flagge Fahne flag Britisch British Labuan
1912–1941,
Flag of the government (state flag),
ratio = 1:2,
Source, by: Wikipedia (EN)




Flagge Fahne flag Japan
1941–1945,
Flag of Japan,
ratio = 2:3,




Flagge Fahne flag National flag Britisch British Nordborneo North Borneo Sabah
1946–1963,
Labuan belongs to British North Borneo,
ratio = 1:2,
Source, by: FOTW



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Meaning/Origin of the Flag

The flag shows clearly the symbolism of the federal flag of Malaysia, what means the colours red, white and blue and the yellow half-moon with star, which has fourteen points. In this way in to distinguish, that Kuala Lumpur is a federal territory of Malaysia, and not a federal element of that country. On 26th of May in 2006 was additionally introduced a common flag for the three Malaysian federal territories. It shows three horizontal stripes in yellow, blue and red and in the middle of the blue stripe of the coat of arms with three stars below it, representing the three federal territories. The colors of the flag are the colors of Malaysia, like they appear on the national flag of the country, but in a different arrangement. In the times between 1912 and 1941 Labuan was an self-administrated British colony and used the relevant blue official flag (Blue Ensign). In the flying end of the flag – like at all British colonies – the badge of the country. The badge of Labuan shows in the background the silhouette of the island and the behind rising sun and in the foreground a schooner.

Source: Volker Preuß

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Map

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Map of the Federal States of Malysia

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Numbers and Facts

Area: ca. 36 square miles

Inhabitants: 95.120 (2020)

Capital: Victoria, ca. 85.000 inh.

official Language: Malaysian

other Languages: Chinese, English

Currency: Malaysian currency

Time Zone: GMT + 8 h

Source: Wikipedia (EN)

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History

7th–12th cent. · to the Shrividjaja Empire

14th–15th cent. · to the Madjapahit Empire

15th–19th cent. · to the Sultanate of Brunei

1844 · the British Navy explores the island in search of a regional naval base

1848 · Labuan becomes a British Crown Colony, by acquisition, from the Sultan of Brunei

1890-1904 · Labuan belongs to British North Borneo

1907 · Labuan becomes a part of the Straits Settlements

1912 · Labuan gets a special status within the Straits Settlements

1941 · Japanese conquest

1945 · withdrawal of the Japanese

1946 · Labuan becomes a part of British North Borneo (Sabah) again

16th of September 1963 · proclamation of the Kingdom of Malaysia by confederation of the Malaysian Federation (Malaya) with the former British colonies Sarawak, Sabah (North Borneo) and Singapore. Brunei rejects the joining and remains at Great Britain

1984 · formation of the Federal Territory of Labuan by the initiative of the Malaysian central government

Source: Atlas zur Geschichte, World Statesmen, Wikipedia (EN), FOTW

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