Flag of Cape Town

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Table Mountain, set between Devil's Peak on the left and Lion's Head on the right, as seen from Bloubergstrand

The flag of Cape Town is the official flag of the city of Cape Town, South Africa.

The current flag (featuring a silhouette of Table Mountain) replaced the previous flag (which consisted of the coat of arms of Cape Town on a blue field) in 1996. It was created by a graphic designer and has not been registered with the South African Bureau of Heraldry.

The design consists of a stylised image of Table Mountain (and neighbouring peaks Devil's Peak and Lion's Head) in white on a background of blue in the top left section and green in the top right section. Below the Table Mountain image is a yellow "paint brush" horizontal stripe under which is a red section at the bottom of the flag.

Unusually, the flag is the main symbol now used by the municipality, since no new coat of arms for the city has yet been adopted.