Flag of Sint Maarten

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Flag of Sint Maarten
Governor's Standard

The flag of Sint Maarten is the national flag of Sint Maarten, a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands occupying the southern half of the island of Saint Martin. The flag, designed by 17 year old Roselle Richardson,[1] was officially adopted on 13 June 1985.[2]

Design and symbolism[edit]

The design features a horizontal bicolour of red and blue with the coat of arms of Sint Maarten on a white chevron, thus incorporating the colours of the Dutch flag.[3] The red symbolises solidarity and courage, the blue peace and assurance of pardon, and the white purity and faith.[4] The flag is similar to the War Flag of the Philippines.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Museum Sint Maarten
  2. ^ "The St. Maarten Flag was ratified 31 years ago". SoualigaPost.com. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Semper pro Grediens Sint-Maarten". www.inyourpocket.com. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  4. ^ Dept., Editorial. "Flag Day - SXM". www.thedailyherald.sx. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Sint Maarten Flag description - Government". www.indexmundi.com. Retrieved 26 June 2018.

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