This issue is devoted to the sixth group of sixteen flag stamps of the Member States of the U.N. The first eight consist of Grenada, Federal Republic of Germany, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Uganda, Sao Tome and Principe, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and India.
One of the interesting flags in this series is Saudi Arabia’s. Adopted in 1973, it is green, the color traditionally associated with the Islamic religion. The population of Saudi Arabia consists almost totally of Arab Muslims who follow this faith. It is not surprising this flag bears an Islamic religious inscription in ornate-Arabic script.
Sao Tome and Principe is an African nation comprised of two main islands and several small ones off the coast of Africa. Its flag has green horizontal stripes symbolizing forest and sea, a yellow one for the soil, and a red triangle representing the struggle for freedom. Two black stars stand for the nation’s two main islands.
The colors on Uganda’s flag all have great significance to the country. The black stripes stand for African - since most Ugandans are black Africans. Yellow and red stripes stand for the sun and brotherhood, respectively.