São Tomé and Príncipe Flag Colors & Meaning

São Tomé and Príncipe flag
Color Palette
Green#12AD2B18, 173, 4390, 0, 75, 32
Yellow#FFCE00255, 206, 00, 19, 100, 0
Red#D21034210, 16, 520, 92, 75, 18
Black#0000000, 0, 00, 0, 0, 100

The flag of São Tomé and Príncipe features a unique design with three horizontal bands of green, yellow, and green, with two thin white stripes separating the yellow band from the green ones. The yellow band is double the width of each green band. This color scheme is rich in symbolism: the green represents the abundant vegetation of the islands, reflecting their lush tropical landscape. The yellow stands for the bright sun that shines over São Tomé and Príncipe, symbolizing hope and the islands’ prosperity. White stripes signify peace and stability within the nation. On the left side, a red triangle points towards the center of the flag, symbolizing the struggle for independence and the blood shed for freedom. In its entirety, the flag’s colors collectively express the nation’s natural beauty, its aspirations for peace and prosperity, and the valor of its people in their historical journey.