The National Flag Of Suriname

The flag of Suriname is fascinating to me. Flown from residential flag poles throughout the nation, this country was rules by the Netherlands until it was granted independence back in 1975, on November 25. I lived in the Netherlands for a number of years but never traveled to Suriname.

The coat of arms dates to the 17th century and shows the traditional sailing ship symbolic of commerce. Agriculture is represented by the palm tree, mining by the diamond shape in the center of the shield. The so-called Amerindian population of Suriname is reflected in the supporters of the shield. The motto in featured in the Latin language, which means justice, piety and faithfulness.

The National Flag Of Suriname

The National Flag Of Suriname

Suriname is officially called the “Republic of Suriname” and is a country located in northern South America. It is considered the smallest sovereign state in the region and only counts about half a million inhabitants. Most of these inhabitants live in the northern part of the republic. The country experiences a hot and tropical climate, which temperatures being consistent throughout the year.

Interestingly, the current national flag replaced an earlier design at the time of independence. The star is for unity of the many races and cultures, which coexist in Suriname. The color green stands for the fields and forests of the nation as well as for hope. The color red stands for love and progress, while white is seen as a symbol of justice and freedom.

The pre-independence flag was very much different from what people are used to today. It featured 5 stars that were connected by an ellipse, colored brown, yellow, red, white and black. The current design displays five horizontal bands in the colors green, white and red. A large yellow five-pointed star in shown in the red horizontal band and is said to symbolize the unity of all the respective ethnic groups that inhabit the territory of the country.

The current national flag displays wonderfully from commercial type and residential flag poles, especially in the slightest breeze. Made from good materials, international flags of all kinds are made for in and outdoor specific circumstances. This particular national flag adopts a ratio of 2:3, which is fairly common flag proportion.

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