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Guinea Bissau Flag


The national flag of Guinea-Bissau was adopted in 1973 following the country's independence from Portuguese rule.

Guinea Bissau Flag

Flag of Guinea Bissau

Flags of Neighboring Countries

Influenced by the flag of Ghana, the flag of Guinea-Bissau features the traditional Pan-African colors of green, gold, and red.
The flag comprises two horizontal stripes of gold (top), and green (bottom), and one red vertical stripe to the left side of the flag. The red band consists of a black five-pointed star that represets the unity of the African nations.

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

Population: 1,647,000

Currency: West African Franc (XOF)

Official Language: Portuguese

National Anthem: This is Our Well-Beloved Motherland