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Download Picture of Nigeria Flag Outline for kids to color Nigerian Flag Description The flag of Nigeria features three vertical stripes, with green on each side and white in the…


Nigeria Flag

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Download Picture of Nigeria Flag Outline for kids to color

Nigerian Flag Description

The flag of Nigeria features three vertical stripes, with green on each side and white in the middle, equally proportioned. The green symbolizes agriculture and the lush forests of Nigeria, while the white stripe represents peace and unity.

History of the Nigerian Flag

The flag of Nigeria was adopted on October 1, 1960, the day that Nigeria gained independence from Great Britain. In 1959, the design was submitted into the national competition by Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, a student who was studying in England at the time. The original flag design featured a red sun on the white stripe. The flag was chosen as the winner, but the sun was removed.

National symbol(s): eagle
National colors: green, white
National anthem:
Name: “Arise Oh Compatriots, Nigeria’s Call Obey”
Lyrics/Music: John A. ILECHUKWU, Eme Etim AKPAN, B. A. OGUNNAIKE, Sotu OMOIGUI and P. O. ADERIBIGBE/Benedict Elide ODIASE

Fact about Nigeria flag

Country Nigeria
Designed by Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi
Adopted 1. October 1960
Revision NA
Design and Colors A vertical bicolour triband of green, white and green
Size Ratio 1:2

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