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Gabon Flag


The national flag of Gabon is a colorful flag comprising three horizontal stripes of green, yellow, and blue.

Gabon Flag

Flag of Gabon



Flags of Neighboring Countries
Equatorial Guinea Flag
Equatorial Guinea Flag
Cameroon Flag
Cameroon Flag
Republic of the Congo Flag
Republic of the Congo Flag

The national flag of the Gabonese Republic comprises three horizontal stripes of green (top), yellow (middle), followed by the blue stripe.

The green band represents the natural resources found in the forests of Gabon; yellow color in the flag represents the equator which passes through Gabon and also symbolizes the minerals especially gold found in Gabon. The yellow stripe may also been interpreted as the bright and warm sunshine that the country experiences. Blue represents the clear, pristine waters of the Atlantic shore.

Gabon was originally an overseas territory of France and the country adopted its indigenous flag when the country gained independence from the French rule, on August 17, 1960.

The present flag was designed in 1959 but at the time the French tricolor was imposed on the flag. This was later removed after independence.

Official Name: Gabonese Republic

Flag Proportion: 3:4

Designed by: Louis Muhlemann

Location: Located in Central Africa; Bordered by Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and Republic of the Congo

Capital City: Libreville

Major Cities:Estuaire, Nyanga, Ngounie

Area: 103,347 square miles

Population: 1,475,000

Currency: Central African Franc (XAF)

Official Language: French

National Anthem: The Concord