Flags of the World: Azores

The Azores flag has a unique design that is recognizable right away. It depicts two vertical blocks of color, with blue taking up 2/5 of the length, and white taking up 3/5 of the length. These colors are said to be derived from a royal Portugal flag that was used prior to 1910, which is no longer in use. It is no surprise then to discover that the emblem in the upper left hand corner is the emblem of Portugal.

The bird depicted on the flag is especially interesting. The name of the archipelago, as well as the image of the bird on the flag, represents the goshawk, which was supposedly a common bird when the area was discovered. However, these birds never actually existed here! Instead, a local subspecies of the buzzard was accidentally identified as a goshawk.

There are so many wonderful reasons to add an Azores flag to your collection. From classic Portugal flags to car flags, big flags to small flags, we’ll work with you to create the perfect flag product! Just send us your information on our custom form and we’ll get back to you with a personalized quote.