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Flag of São Tomé and Príncipe
Sao Tome and Principe
Adopted November 5, 1975 [1]
Designed by Manuel Pinto da Costa? [2]
Proportions 1:2 [3]

The flag of São Tomé and Príncipe consists of three horizontal stripes alternating green and yellow. The yellow stripe, in the centre, is 50% thicker than the two equal green stripes. On the hoist is a red isosceles right pile. In the centre of the yellow stripe are two equal black five-pointed stars in a row.

SymbolismEdit

The flag uses the Pan-African colours. The two black five-pointed stars represent the two main islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. Can you guess which ones? The red pile represents the struggle for independence. [4]

TriviaEdit

  • The flag was adopted after the country's independence from Portugal.

ReferencesEdit

  1. sao tome and principe flag at WorldAtlas.Com
  2. São Tomé and Príncipe political flags at Flags of the World
  3. São Tomé and Príncipe at Flags of the World
  4. Sao Tome Principe Flag at mapsofworld.com
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