The current flag of Cape Verde consists of a blue base with a white horizontal stripe. In the middle of the white stripe is a thinner horizontal red stripe. Towards the left side of the white stripe is a circle made up of ten yellow five-point stars.
The blue color of the national flag of Cape Verde symbolizes the Atlantic Ocean and the ten golden stars represent the ten islands which make up this huge country.
The red strip which passes through the white horizontal patch is a symbol of economic progress. The color white represents peace. The current flag of Cape Verde was officially hoisted in the year 1992.
: Republic of Cape Verde
September 22, 1992
: Maio Barlavento, Sao Salvador do Mundo, Catarina do Fogo
1,557 square miles
Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)
: Song of Freedom