Flag of São Tomé and Príncipe
Sao Tome and Principe.svg
Adopted November 5, 1975 [1]
Designed by Manuel Pinto da Costa? [2]
Proportions 1:2 [3]

The flag of São Tomé and Príncipe consists of three horizontal stripes alternating green and yellow. The yellow stripe, in the centre, is 50% thicker than the two equal green stripes. On the hoist is a red isosceles right pile. In the centre of the yellow stripe are two equal black five-pointed stars in a row.


The flag uses the Pan-African colours. The two black five-pointed stars represent the two main islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. Can you guess which ones? The red pile represents the struggle for independence. [4]


  • The flag was adopted after the country's independence from Portugal.


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