Flag of Cape Verde 🇨🇻

Flag of Cape Verde

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The flag of Cape Verde 🇨🇻, which has been adopted in 1992, is composed of a blue sheet and three stripes in white and red colors. The flag also bears ten five-pointed stars arranged in a circle where the circle is centered toward the left side of the flag. The blue color represents the sea and the sky and two white and one red stripe should commemorate the country's development and the path towards progress. Ten stars represent ten islands of Cape Verde archipelago and the circle is to symbolize the unity of the nation. The islands lying near the west coast of Africa were settled by the Portuguese in the 19th century and in these times it was an important trade crossroad.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes CV, CPV (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Cabo Verde
Capital city Praia
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, African Union
Population 550 483 (2019)
Total area 4 033 km2
Highest point Pico do Fogo (2 829 m, 9 281 ft)
Lowest point North Atlantic Ocean
GDP per capita $ 3 654 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Cape Verdean escudo (Esc, CVE)
Calling code +238
Internet TLD .cv

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