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Cape Verde Flag

The national flag of Cape Verde was adopted on September 22, 1992. The flag is dark blue in color with ten golden stars on it and red strip dissecting the flag in two halves.
Cape Verde Flag

Flag of Cape Verde


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
Proportion: 3:5
Adopted on: September 22, 1992
Location: Western Africa
Capital City: Praia
Major Cities: Maio Barlavento, Sao Salvador do Mundo, Catarina do Fogo
Area: 1,557 square miles
Population: 567,000
Currency: Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)
Official Language: Portuguese
National Anthem: Song of Freedom


Facts about Cape Verde flag


CountryCape Verde
Designed byNA
AdoptedSeptember 22, 1992
Revision1975, 1992
Design and ColorsThe 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 Ratio2:3 (de facto)

Last Updated On : November 18, 2015


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