flag patch Cape Verde

flag patch Cape Verde

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Backpackflag/Flag Patch Cape Verde

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Size: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)

The flag of Cape Verde consists of a blue base with a white horizontal stripe about two thirds of the way down. 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.

Meaning: The stars represent the nation's islands and the blue represents infinite space of the sea and sky. The circle of stars symbolizes the nation's unity. The stripes symbolize the road to the construction of Cape Verde; while the color white represents peace and the color red represents effort.

History: The Cape Verde flag was adopted on September 22, 1992 when Cape Verde severed its ties with Guinea Bissau, with whom it was supposed to unite with. Cape Verde declared independence from Portugal on July 5, 1975.

Interesting Facts: The previous flag of Cape Verde was red, yellow and green - very similar to the flag of Guinea Bissau (source: worldflags101).