National Symbols of Saba

Last updated on May 10th, 2023 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

Saba is a country in North America. The people of Saba are called Sabans. The country is in the northern Leeward Islands portion of the West Indies, southeast of the Virgin Islands.

Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Saba has also been influenced. The etymology of Saba can be defined as; Possibly derived from a shortening or misreading of Spanish San Cristóbal, the original name of the island.

An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups in Saba include Africans, Dutch, English, and Scottish.

The national colors of the country are red, white, and blue. The ISO code is BQ-SA, NL-BQ2.

Saba is known for its tourism and scuba diving. The national dish of Saba is Fungie. Saba Spice, in addition to being a traditional beverage, is one of the country’s national drinks. The national instrument of Saba is Steelpans.

The country has the time zone UTC−4 (AST) followed by dd/mm/yyyy as the standard date format.

The Bottom serves as the capital, and the literacy rate in Saba is 94.0%.

The country’s total area is 13 km² (5 sq mi), and the total population is 1,933. The country’s average elevation is 1100 to 1800ft, whereas the country’s terrain is volcanic. The country’s usual climate is a tropical maritime climate.

The area of land next to a sea is called the coast, and a coastline is defined as the line where land and sea meet. Saba has 501 km of coastline.

The United States dollar serves as the national unit of currency. The domain for Saba is .nl .bq and the country code is 599-4. Cabbage is the country’s coat of arms.

6 December is designated as National Day. In Saba, the majority of the population practices Catholicism, Anglicans, Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Islam as their religion.

Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Saba has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. The Audubon’s Shearwater is both the national bird and animal of Saba. The national flower is Black-eyed Susan, whereas mango and oranges are the country’s national fruit. The highest peak is Mount Scenery.

Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Saba and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Football is considered the country’s national sport.

The country’s national anthem was written and composed by Christina Maria Jeurissen. “Remis Velisque- “With oars and sails” is the official motto of the country.

Jonathan Johnson (Lieutenant governor) is the current Prime minister of Saba.

Saba has declared Dutch and English as the country’s official languages.

– Further information regarding the symbols and knowledge of Saba can be found in the table of contents –

Country information

Former name(s) San Cristóbal
Official name(s) Saba
Alternative name(s) N/A
Regional location The island lies in the northern Leeward Islands portion of the West Indies, southeast of the Virgin Islands
Country name etymology Possibly derived from a shortening or misreading of Spanish San Cristóbal, the original name of the island
Climate Tropical maritime climate
Terrain Volcanic
Population 1,933
National Day 6 Dec 1985
Language(s) Dutch, English
Religion Catholicism, Anglicans, Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Islam
Country code 599-4
Literacy rate 94.0%
Currency United States dollar
Capital city The Bottom
Domain(TLD) .nl .bq
Ethnicity Africans, Dutch, English, and Scottish
Head of government Governor
Nationality Saban
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 13 km² (5 sq mi)
Timezone UTC−4 (AST)
Average elevation 1100 to 1800ft
Coastline 501 km
Mains electricity 127 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Saba

Flag map of Saba

Motto of Saba

Remis Velisque- "With oars and sails"

National animal of Saba

The National animal of Saba is Audubon's Shearwater

National Animal of Saba - Audubon's Shearwater

National flower of Saba

The National flower of Saba is Black-eyed Susan. Botanical name is Rudbeckia hirta.

National flower of Saba - Black-eyed Susan

National bird of Saba

The National bird of Saba is Audubon's Shearwater

National bird of Saba - Audubon's Shearwater

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