The Flag of Sint Maarten

The flag of Sint Maarten consists of a red, white, and blue horizontal tricolor with the coat of arms of Sint Maarten featured on the white band. The flag is symbolic of the island's cultural heritage and its ties to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The colors are reminiscent of the Dutch flag, representing the nation's influence, while the coat of arms in the center signifies Sint Maarten's unique identity within the kingdom.

The Flag of Sint Maarten

History

The flag of Sint Maarten was officially adopted on June 13, 1985, following a public competition to design the flag. This event took place in the context of Sint Maarten's efforts to forge a distinct identity within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, of which it is a part. The island of Sint Maarten is part of the Lesser Antilles and shares the island with the French collectivity of Saint-Martin. The design process of the flag aimed to encapsulate the essence of the island's heritage, culture, and aspirations for the future. Since its adoption, the flag has come to symbolize the island's pride and unity, playing a central role in public ceremonies and celebrations.