Sint Maarten Flag Meaning & Details

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 Sint Maarten Flag
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  • two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and blue with a white isosceles triangle based on the hoist side

  • the center of the triangle displays the Sint Maarten coat of arms

  • the arms consist of an orange-bordered blue shield prominently displaying the white court house in Philipsburg, as well as a bouquet of yellow sage (the national flower) in the upper left, and the silhouette of a Dutch-French friendship monument in the upper right

  • the shield is surmounted by a yellow rising sun in front of which is a brown pelican in flight

  • a yellow scroll below the shield bears the motto: SEMPER PROGREDIENS (Always Progressing)

  • the three main colors are identical to those on the Dutch flag

    note: the flag somewhat resembles that of the Philippines, but with the main red and blue bands reversed

  • the banner more closely evokes the wartime Philippine flag





     Source: CIA - The World Factbook

 

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