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National Country Symbols Of Sao Tome and Principe

National Country Symbols Of Sao Tome and Principe
Introduction:Sao Tome and Principe
Discovered and claimed by Portugal in the late 15th century, the islands’ sugar-based economy gave way to coffee and cocoa in the 19th century – all grown with plantation slave labor, a form of which lingered into the 20th century. While independence was achieved in 1975, democratic reforms were not instituted until the late 1980s. The country held its first free elections in 1991, but frequent internal wrangling between the various political parties precipitated repeated changes in leadership and two failed coup attempts in 1995 and 2003. The recent discovery of oil in the Gulf of Guinea promises to attract increased attention to the small island nation.

 

National Map Of Sao Tome and Principe
 
National Flag Of Sao Tome and Principe
 
Flag Description:
three horizontal bands of green (top), yellow (double width), and green with two black five-pointed stars placed side by side in the center of the yellow band and a red isosceles triangle based on the hoist side; green stands for the country’s rich vegetation, red recalls the struggle for independence, and yellow represents cocoa, one of the country’s main agricultural products; the two stars symbolize the two main islands

 

note: uses the popular Pan-African colors of Ethiopia
 

National Emblem(Coat Of Arms) Of Sao Tome and Principe
 
National Anthem Of Sao Tome and Principe
 National Anthem Style:    Mp3 

National Anthem Style: Midi




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