Flag of Sao Tome and Principe (GIF)


The flag of Sao Tome and Principe consists of two green stripes at the top and bottom, a red triangle on the left, and a yellow stripe with two black stars in the middle. The green color represents the country's abundant vegetation, while the yellow color represents the tropical sun and cocoa, an important agricultural product for the nation. The red color refers to the struggle for independence as well as equality. Two black stars symbolize the two islands that make up the country. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on November 5, 1975.

Its coat of arms includes a palm tree representing the country's main agricultural product, copra, a blue star symbolizing the government, a hawk and a parrot representing the country's local fauna.

The Sao Tome and Principe flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Sao Tome and Principe is an island country in the Gulf of Guinea, located on the western equator coast of Central Africa. Its capital is São Tomé, and its population is about 202,000.

The waving flag of Sao Tome and Principe with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:São Tomé (pop. 56,000)
Other major cities:Santo Amaro (8,000)
Neves (7,000)
Official languages:Portuguese
Region:Middle Africa
Ethnic groups:mestico
angolares
forros
servicais
tongas
Europeans
Religion:71.9% Catholic Church
10.2% Other Christian
17.9% Other or Non-Religious
Demonym:Sao Tomean, Santomean
Area:1,001 km² (386 sq mi)
Population:202,000
Currency:Dobra


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Sao Tome and Principe (Portuguese: Bandeira e brasão de armas de São Tomé e Príncipe), GIF

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