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image located by Valentin Ipavec, 10 May 2009
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, USA. As of 1 July 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city's population at 21,653. Naples is a principal city of the Naples–Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an
estimated total population of 315,839 on 1 July 2007. Despite being the largest city in Collier County, the city of Naples is not its county seat; rather the county seat is located east of the city in unincorporated East Naples.
Naples was founded during the late 1880s by former Confederate general and Kentucky U.S. Senator John Stuart Williams and his partner, Louisville businessman Walter N. Haldeman, the publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Throughout the 1870s and '80's, magazine and newspaper stories telling of the area's mild climate and abundant fish and game likened it to the sunny Italian peninsula. The name Naples caught on when promoters described the bay as "surpassing the bay in Naples, Italy"." - from Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naples,_Florida.
The flag is white with city coat of arms on it. It can be seen on a photo on Waymarking website: www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3K9J_City_of_Naples_FL.
Valentin Poposki, 10 May 2009