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Rep of Cape Verde Flag

Rep of Cape Verde Flag

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Our Rep of Cape Verde flags are made in the traditional 2:1 ratio used for National flags in the UK so this flag will match others of the same size if you are flying several flags together. We use a MOD grade Knitted Polyester which has been tested for its durability and suitability for production of flags.


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History of the Rep of Cape Verde Flag

Where in the world?
The 10 stars represent the main islands of the nation.
Technical Specifications
Adopted 22nd September 1992
Proportion 2:3
Design A plain blue field with a white-red-white band with a circle of 10 five-pointed stars.
PMS Blue: 287C Red: 186C Yellow: 116C
CMYK Blue: Cyan 100% Magenta 89% Yellow 8% Black 2%
  Red: Cyan 12% Magenta 100% Yellow 100% Black 3%
  Yellow: Cyan 4% Magenta 15% Yellow 98% Black 0%
Brief History

Prior to independence Cape Verde had been a Portuguese Colony, while it didn’t have its own flag during this period of time there was a proposed flag of the province of Cape Verde that was defaced flag of Portugal with the coat of arms of Colonial Portugal.

When Cape Verde gained independence in 1975 a new flag that featured the red-green-yellow Pan African colours and black star that has a design similar to the flag of the African party for the independence of Guinea and Cape Verde was chosen.  It also featured the green maize wreath and scallop shell of the coat of arms.

In 1992 a new flag that featured a plain blue field with off centre white-red-white band and a circle of 10 five-pointed stars was chosen.

The blue field represents the sky and sea; the white is for peace and red for struggle. The 10 stars represent the main islands of the nation.

The National Emblem of Cape Verde

The current National Emblem of Cape Verde was adopted in 1992. The emblem is a circle, inside of which is a triangle and torch that symbolises freedom and unity. Surrounding the triangle is the text ‘REPUBLIC OF CAPE VERDE’ and below features three blue stripes. There is a plumbob at the top of the shield, five five-pointed golden stars at either side and three linked chains at the bottom.

The Historical Coat of arms of Cape Verde

Here are some examples of the Historical coat of arms of Cape Verde:

The previous Coat of Arms of Portuguese Cape Verde featured the crowned golden Armillary Sphere with the lesser coat of arms on the front. The Lesser Coat of Arms is split into three sections, featuring four blue shields on a white background, five green wavy lines on a white background and a boat on a green background with three white wavy lines.

The first Coat of Arms of Independent Cape Verde featured a green maize wreath and scallop shell that surrounded a white circle with a book, black five-pointed star and flagpole.

The Variant Flag of Cape Verde

The Variant Flag of Cape Verde is the same of the national flag of Cape Verde apart from having a 10:17 ratio.

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