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Flag of Equatorial Guinea

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The flag of Equatorial Guinea was first flown on October 12, 1968, the day Equatorial Guinea became an independent country. However, the flag underwent modifications; in the 1970s the coat of arms was replaced with a different emblem. Years later in 1979,
the coat of arms was re-imposed to the flag. The current flag of Equatorial Guinea was readopted on August 21, 1979.

The flag of Equatorial Guinea features three horizontal stripes: green, white, and red, from top to bottom. There is a blue triangle pointing away from the flagpole on the hoist side of the flag. The middle stripe of the flag features the national coat of arms that depicts a shield with a silk cotton tree. It is also known as the "God's tree," and represents the historical link between Equatorial Guinea and Spain. The tree is crowned by six yellow stars; the words, "Unidad Paz Justica" - "Unity Peace Justice" are inscribed below the shield.

The six yellow stars in the coat of arms represent the mainland and the five main islands of the country: Annobon, Bioko, Corisco, Great Elobey, and Small Elobey.

The green band of the flag symbolizes the lush vegetation, the fertility of crops, and the abundance of forests in the country. White is a symbol of peace and harmony that the country lives. Red signifies the noble patriotic spirit and the blood shed in the struggle for independence. The color blue stands for the clear pristine waters of the vast seas that connect the country with the islands.

Official Name : The Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Flag Proportion : 2 :3

Adopted on : August 21, 1979

Location : Located in Africa

Capital City : Malabo

Major Cities : Bata, Micomeseng, Rebola, Rio Campo

Area : 10,830 square miles

Population : 676,000

Currency : Central African Franc (XAF)

Official Languages : Spanish, French, Portuguese

National Anthem : Let us walk the path of our Immense Happiness

National symbol(s):silk cotton tree

National colors: green, white, red, blue

National anthem:
name: "Caminemos pisando la senda" (Let Us Tread the Path)
lyrics/music: Atanasio Ndongo MIYONO/Atanasio Ndongo MIYONO or Ramiro Sanchez LOPEZ (disputed)

Fact about Equatorial Guinea flag

CountryEquatorial Guinea
Designed byNA
AdoptedAugust 21, 1979
Design and ColorsA horizontal tricolor of green, white and red with a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side and the National Coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea centered in the white band.
Size Ratio2:3

Last Updated On : August 28th, 2017

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