Flag of Sao Tome and Principe (GIF)

The flag of Sao Tome and Principe (Portuguese: bandeira de São Tomé e Príncipe) is a representation of the nation's natural beauty, historical struggles, and aspirations for a prosperous future. It consists of a red triangle situated at the hoist, with three horizontal green, yellow, and green bands charged with two five-pointed black stars of Africa at the center. The green alludes to the plentiful vegetation of the country, symbolizing its rich biodiversity and lush landscapes. The yellow represents the tropical sun and the important role of cocoa, a significant agricultural crop for the nation's economy. The red signifies the "struggle for independence" as well as equality, reflecting the country's historical fight for freedom and equality. The two black stars positioned on the yellow band represent the two islands that form the nation of São Tomé and Príncipe, serving as a proud symbol of the country's African heritage and unity.

Adopted:July 12, 1975
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇸🇹

The coat of arms of São Tomé and Príncipe is a representation of the nation's natural heritage, government, and values. It features a peregrine falcon on the left and a grey parrot on the right, both holding a golden shield adorned with a prominent palm tree at its center. The shield is topped by a blue star, signifying the role of the government in guiding the nation. The palm tree serves as a symbol of São Tomé and Príncipe's important agricultural product, copra, highlighting the importance of agriculture to the country's economy. The presence of the native peregrine falcon and grey parrot emphasizes the rich biodiversity of the islands. Additionally, the coat of arms includes the official name of the country in Portuguese, "República Democrática de São Tomé e Príncipe" (Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe), and the national motto, "Unidade - Disciplina - Trabalho" (Unity - Discipline - Work), emphasizing the values of unity, discipline, and hard work in the nation's development and progress.

The Sao Tome and Principe flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the 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 223,364 (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria.

The waving flag of Sao Tome and Principe with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:São Tomé
Other major cities:Santo Amaro,
Official language:Portuguese
Region:Middle Africa
Ethnic groups:Mesticos,
Religions:71.9% Catholic Church,
10.2% Other Christian,
17.9% Other or Non-Religious
Nationality name:Sao Tomean, Santomean
Area:1,001 km² (386 sq mi)
Population:223,364 (2021)
Country codes:ST, STP (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.st
Calling code:+239

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

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_São_Tomé_and_Príncipe
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_São_Tomé_and_Príncipe

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