Flag of Saint Barthélemy

Saint Barthélemy Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateNo (Overseas Collectivity of France)
Country CodesBL, BLM, 652
Official NameCollectivity of Saint Barthélemy
ContinentNorth America
CapitalGustavia
Government TypeOverseas Collectivity of France
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Calling Code+590
Member OfPart of France, hence part of the European Union as an overseas collectivity
PopulationApproximately 9,793
Total Area25 km²
Highest PointMorne du Vitet (286 meters, 938 feet)
Lowest PointCaribbean Sea (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaData integrated with France
Life ExpectancyData integrated with France
Internet TLD.bl (unused), .fr (commonly used as part of France)

Saint Barthélemy National Anthem

Since Saint Barthélemy is an overseas collectivity of France, it does not have its own national anthem. It uses the national anthem of France:

La Marseillaise (The Song of Marseille)

Arise, children of the Fatherland,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us, tyranny’s
Bloody banner is raised, (repeat)
Do you hear, in the countryside,
The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
They’re coming right into your arms
To cut the throats of your sons, your women!
To arms, citizens,
Form your battalions,
Let’s march, let’s march!
Let an impure blood
Water our furrows! (repeat)

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Saint Barthélemy Flag

Saint Barthélemy, being an overseas collectivity of France, officially uses the French Tricolor, which is blue, white, and red. However, the island also has its own unofficial flag, which is used locally.

The unofficial flag of Saint Barthélemy features the coat of arms of the island on a white field. The coat of arms depicts a Maltese cross, a crown, three fleurs-de-lis, and a pelican feeding its young, along with the island’s motto “Ouanalao,” which is the original name of the island given by its indigenous people.

The use of the French Tricolor underscores Saint Barthélemy’s connection to France and its status as a French territory. The Tricolor represents the values of liberty, equality, and fraternity. The local flag, with its unique symbols, reflects the island’s history, culture, and identity. The Maltese cross and fleur-de-lis are symbols linked to the island’s colonial past, while the pelican is a symbol often associated with caring and nurturing.

Though not officially recognized, the local flag of Saint Barthélemy is a symbol of the island’s unique cultural heritage and is used in various capacities on the island, especially for local and cultural events. It represents the distinct identity of Saint Barthélemy within the framework of its affiliation with France.