All the colors used in the flag have their own significance. Red stands for the blood shed by the country's ancestors in their prolonged struggle for independence from Portugal; gold symbolizes the abundance of minerals found in the country; it can also be interpreted as the bright sunshine that Guniea-Bissau experiences. Green represents the lush green forests found in the country, agriculture and is also a symbol of unending hope to do better.
The flag of Guinea-Bissau was officially adopted on September 24, 1973, the day the Portugal regime ended and the country won independence.
Official Name: Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Flag Proportion: 1:2
Adopted on: September 24, 1973
Location: West Africa; Bordered by Senegal, Guinea, and Atlantic Ocean
Capital City: Bissau
Major Cities: Bolama, Bissora, Fulacunda
Area: 13,948 square miles
Currency: West African Franc (XOF)
Official Language: Portuguese
National Anthem: This is Our Well-Beloved Motherland