The Azores Flag

The Azores Flag is flown proudly all across the islands of the archipelago. It is more common to see than the Portuguese national flag. This is partially because the Azores are considered an autonomous region of Portugal and Azoreans are very proud.

This is a picture of the flag of the Azores flying over the marina in Ponta Delgada.

Azores Flag

The flag is similar to Portugal's flag used from 1830 to 1910. The key difference is that the coat of arms was moved from the center to the upper left and was replaced by the Goshawk which is the symbol of the Azores. There are nine stars on the flag, representing each of the nine islands.

Portugal uses a green and red flag with a coat of arms in the center. This next picture shows both the flag of the Acores and the Portuguese flag flying on a church. Most churches in the Azores have both flags flying.

Portugal and Azores Flag

Learn more about the Azores beyond the Azores Flag