Flag of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)

Cape Verde Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesCV, CPV, 132
Official NameRepublic of Cabo Verde
Government TypeSemi-presidential representative democratic republic
CurrencyCape Verdean escudo (CVE)
Calling Code+238
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Community of Portuguese Language Countries
PopulationApprox. 550,000 (as of 2023)
Total Area4,033 square kilometers
Highest PointMount Fogo (2,829 meters or 9,281 feet)
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean (0 meters or 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaApprox. $3,660 (as of 2023)
Life ExpectancyApprox. 72 years (as of 2023)
Internet TLD.cv

Cape Verde National Anthem

Cântico da Liberdade

Sing, brother
Sing, my brother
For freedom is a hymn
And man a certainty
With dignity, bury the seed
In the dust of the naked island
In the life raising, singing
The certainty of freedom

Flags of Neighboring Countries

Cape Verde is an island country located in the central Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of West Africa, and does not share land borders with any countries.

History of the Cape Verde Flag

The flag of Cape Verde was officially adopted on September 22, 1992, symbolizing the country’s independence, culture, and aspirations. The design reflects a shift in political ideology and a step towards a distinct national identity separate from its past.

The flag consists of a blue field with a circle of ten yellow five-pointed stars and a horizontal stripe pattern of white, red, and white. The blue represents the Atlantic Ocean that surrounds the islands of Cape Verde. The circle of stars symbolizes the ten main islands of the nation, united and harmonious. The red stripe stands for the effort and struggle during the freedom and nation-building processes, while the white stripes symbolize peace.

Prior to 1992, Cape Verde’s flag was similar to that of Guinea-Bissau, reflecting the two countries’ plans for unification. However, this plan was later abandoned, leading to the adoption of the new flag design. The current flag was created to represent Cape Verde’s new political stance and its individuality as an island nation.

The Cape Verde flag is a symbol of the nation’s unity, resilience, and hope for the future. It reflects the country’s journey from colonization to independence and the ongoing efforts towards progress and development. The flag is prominently displayed in public spaces, at national events, and in international settings, representing the pride and spirit of the Cape Verdean people.