The national Flag of Cape Verde has 10 stars on the flag to represent the main islands of the nation. The blue represents the ocean and the sky. The band of white and red represents the road toward the construction of the nation, and the colours stand for peace (white) and effort (red). The yellow colour, circular formation of the stars, and dark blue field show similarity to the flag of the European Union. The Cape Verde Miniature Economy Polyester Flag is made from economy polyester in China and mounted on a wooden staff.