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The flag of the Republic of Ghana has three horizontal stripes: red (top), gold (middle), and green (bottom). The colors used in the flag are the Pan-African colors.
The middle stripe features a five-pointed black star that stands for the emancipation of the nation and the unity and patriotic spirit displayed by the countrymen in their struggle against the colonialism. The star was borrowed from the flag of a shipping line called Black Star Line. The football team of Ghana derives its nickname, the Black Stars, from this star in the flag.
The flag was designed by Mrs. Theodosia Salome Okoh and was first adopted on March 6, 1957, following the country’s independence from the British rule. The flag underwent a few alterations; between 1964 and 1966 when the middle gold stripe was replaced by a white one. The current version of the flag of the Republic of Ghana was adopted on February 28, 1966.
The Ghana national flag is heavily influenced by the Ethiopian flag; it is the first African country after Ethiopia that uses Pan-African colors in its national flag.
Official Name: Republic of Ghana
Flag Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: 1957
Designed by: Mrs. Theodosia Salome Okoh
Location: Located in West Africa sharing borders with Cote D’Ivoire, Togo, Burkina Faso, and the Gulf of Guinea
Capital City: Accra
Major Cities: Tamale, Kumasi, Bolgatanga
Area: 92,098 square miles
Currency:Ghana Cedi (GHS)
Official Language: English
National Anthem: God Bless Our Homeland Ghana