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.
|Official Name:||Republic of Cape Verde|
|Adopted on:||September 22, 1992|
|Major Cities:||Maio Barlavento, Sao Salvador do Mundo, Catarina do Fogo|
|Area:||1,557 square miles|
|Currency:||Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)|
|National Anthem:||Song of Freedom|
|National symbol(s):||ten, five-pointed, yellow stars|
|National colors:||blue, white, red, yellow|
|Name:||“Cantico da Liberdade” (Song of Freedom)|
|Lyrics/Music:||Amilcar Spencer LOPES/Adalberto Higino Tavares SILVA|
Facts about Cape Verde flag
|Adopted||September 22, 1992|
|Design and Colors||The 10 stars on the flag represent the main islands of the nation (a chain of islands off the coast of West Africa). The blue represents the ocean and the sky. The band of white and red represents the road toward the construction of the nation, and the colours stand for peace (white) and effort (red). The yellow colour, circular formation of the stars, and dark blue field|
|Size Ratio||2:3 (de facto)|