Republic of Seychelles
UseNational flag and ensign Small vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag
Adopted8 January 1996; 28 years ago (1996-01-08)
DesignFive oblique bands of blue, yellow, red, white, and green radiating from the bottom of the hoist side.
Designed byPhilip Uzice[1]
UsePresident's flag
Flying flag of Seychelles

The flag of Seychelles (French: Drapeau des Seychelles) was adopted on 8 January 1996.[2] The current flag is the third used by the country since its independence from the United Kingdom on 29 June 1976.[3] The colours used in the current flag are the official colours of two of the country's major political parties: the Seychelles People's United Party and the Seychelles Democratic Party.


This unique flag consists of five different coloured bands (blue, yellow, red, white, and green) starting from one end and diverging towards the other end.[4][5] The oblique bands symbolize a dynamic new country moving into the future. The colour blue depicts the sky and the sea that surrounds the Seychelles.[6] Yellow is for the sun which gives light and life, red symbolizes the people and their determination to work for the future in unity and love, while the white band represents social justice and harmony. The green depicts the land and natural environment.[4][7]

Color scheme
Blue Yellow Red White Green
Pantone 294 122 1795 - 356
RAL 5010 1016 3028 9016 6029
CMYK 100-55-0-47 0-14-66-1 0-84-84-16 0-0-0-0 100-0-53-52
HEX #003D88 #FCD955 #D92323 #FFFFFF #007A3A
RGB 0-61-136 252-217-85 215-35-35 255-255-255 0-123-58

Construction Sheet


The original flag was adopted after independence on June 29, 1976. It had alternating blue and red triangles. The flag was very similar to the Australasian United Steam Navigation Company's flag, whose ships regularly visited the islands of Seychelles in the early 20th century.[7]

In 1977, when president James Mancham was overthrown by France-Albert René, the old flag was abolished and the red, white and green flag based on the flag of the Seychelles People's United Party came into use, which had a distinct wavy white stripe. The only significant difference between the national flag and SPUP's flag was the depiction of the sun in the party's flag which was not used in the country's flag. The flag looked like a combination of the flag of the Latvian SSR and the Lithuanian SSR. When the party lost the majority in the elections, other parties demanded a change in the flag which led to a parliamentary approval of a new proposed design.[7]




  1. ^ The man behind the Seychelles flag
  2. ^ DK Publishing (2009). Complete Flags of the World. DK Publishing. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-7566-5486-3.
  3. ^ "Seychelles flag". World Flags. Archived from the original on 21 December 2019. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b "New National Symbols of the Republic of Seychelles - Republic of Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
  5. ^ Lyn Mair; Lynnath Beckley (2012). Seychelles. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-84162-406-8.
  6. ^ "The Flag of the Seychelles". Retrieved 10 May 2024.
  7. ^ a b c Smith, Whitney. "flag of Seychelles". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 15 September 2014.