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Sao Tome and Principe Flag

Sao Tome and Principe Flag

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Our digitally printed Sao Tome and Principe flags are produced to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Manufactured to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole.

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History of the Sao Tome and Principe Flag

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Trivia
The flag shares the symbolism of the fight for independence with Ghana and Togo.
Technical Specifications
Adopted 5th November 1975
Proportion 1:2
Design A green-yellow-green horizontal tricolour with red triangle and two five-pointed black stars.
Colours
PMS Green: 355 Red: 032 Yellow: 109
Brief History

The Portuguese colonised São Tomé and Prínciple in 1470 and the area adopted the flag of Portugal as the national flag.

When the country was granted independence in 1975 a new flag was adopted. The new flag was similar to the previous flag of the movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Prínciple. It was a green-yellow-green horizontal tricolour with red triangle and two five-pointed black stars.

Each colour of the flag has a specific meaning, the green represents the land and the lush vegetation of the country, the yellow represents the sun, the red represents the struggle for independence and the two stars represent the two islands.

The Coat of Arms of São Tomé and Prínciple

The Coat of Arms of São Tomé and Prínciple was adopted in 1975 and features a yellow shield with a palm. A falcon is at the left hand side and a parrot on the left. Above is a blue five-pointed star with a banner stating “REPUBLICA DEMOCRATICA DE S.TOME E PRINCIPE” and underneath is a banner stating “UNITY, DISCIPLINE, WORK.”

The Historical Coat of Arms of São Tomé and Prínciple

Here are some examples of the historical coat of arms of Portuguese São Tomé and Prínciple. They all feature the crowned armillary sphere with a shield containing a water wheel, green wavy lines and the five blue shields with five white circles.

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