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image by Željko Heimer, 09 Jan 2003
It’s never called “St. Thomas and Prince” in English — I
have heard “St Thomas and Principe”, but it’s usually called
“Sao Tome and Principe”.
James Dignan, 05 Jul 2007
The Album 2000 [pay00] says:
1. National Flag. 1:2Green-yellow-green triband with red triangle next to hoist and two black five-pointed stars in the yellow stripe.
Flag adopted on 5 November
1975, coat of arms adopted 1977.
Nozomi Kariyasu, Aug 1998
The flag of the republic, although in the
pan-African colours, is derived from that of
the Liberation Movement, whose flag was
adopted in 1972. The only difference is that the Liberation Movement
flag had equal horizontal stripes.
Željko Heimer, 27 Nov 2000, quoting [cra90f]
image by António Martins and Željko Heimer, 16 Feb 2007
The ratio 1:2 and construction details are better expressed as
(4+6+4):(7+7+7+7), instead of just (4+6+4):(7+21), as given in the
Željko Heimer, 20 Jan 2001
Constitution of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, approved in March 1990 and effective since September 10, 1990:
Article 13: National Symbols
- The National Flag consists of three horizontal bars, being green and those of the extremes of equal width, and in the middle, in which are affixed two five-pointed black stars, yellow, being one and one-half times larger than each of the others and by a scarlet triangle, whose base is located on the left side of the Flag. The height of the triangle is half that of the base.
- [national anthem]
- [national coat of arms]
Jos Poels, 27 May 1997
The central yellow stripe was 1.5 times broader than any of the
green stripes, the red triangle isosceles and its height was equal to
a half of the flag height. The center of the left star corresponds with
an imaginatory point, situated on the dividing two stripes line 1/3 from
the fly and the centre of the right star 2/3 of that line. The proportion
is 1:2. It should be noted that the national flag hoisted on July 12, 1975,
in São Tomé later sometimes was erroneously substituted by
a flag with equal wide stripes. That is for the party emblem of the
Democratic Movement of São Tomé e
Mark Sensen, 25 May 1997, quoting from [flm] 96 (March 1984)
image by Mark Sensen, 25 May 1997
If you follow the description exactly, the left star comes very close
to the triangle. I’ve never seen the stars placed that way.
Mark Sensen, 25 May 1997
It is assumed (and makes much more sense) that the line that is divided
in thirds mentioned in the quote is in fact the line from the top of the red
triangle to fly end.
Željko Heimer, 22 Jan 2001
According to [cos98], reports (without an
image) that only recently small number of aircraft was obtained and «there
are reports of those being marked with a roundel version of the national flag:
red, yellow and green with two black stars». I quite familliar with
[cos98]’s phrase «there are
reports» so I will consider those “reports” with utmost
caution. What I have learned from the Russian Aviation site is that the
«small number of aircrafts» is extacly one An-32. My guess that it
fly with civil markings and maybe national flag as fin flash, but until someone
will be there and take a photo of it, we will still be in the dark.
Dov Gutterman, 16 Jun 2004
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