The country flag of San Marino consists of two equal-sized horizontal stripes – the top stripe is white and the bottom stripe is light blue. In the center of the white stripe, there is the official emblem of San Marino, which depicts a shield with three towers on three peaks surrounded by a laurel wreath, with a crown on top of the shield. The towers on the shield represent the three citadels of the country, while the laurel wreath symbolizes the independence and freedom of the republic. The crown represents the sovereignty of the country. The flag’s typical proportions are 3:4.