Flag of Guinea

Guinea
Flag of Guinea.svg
Use National flag and ensign
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 10 November 1958
Design A vertical tricolour of red, yellow and green

The national flag of Guinea was adopted on November 10, 1958.

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Design

The colors of the flag were adapted from those of the Rassemblement Démocratique Africain, the dominant movement at the time of independence. The colors were in turn derived from those of Ghana, which had first adopted them in 1957. Sekou Toure, the first President of Guinea, was a close associate of Kwame Nkrumah, the former president of Ghana.

Colors

Red symbolizes the blood of the martyrs who died from slavery and wars, yellow represents the sun and the riches of the country, and green the country's vegetation. In keeping with other flags in the region, the Pan-African movement's colors of red, yellow, and green are used.

As a former French colony it may be no coincidence that the design is a tricolor. The colors of the flag from left to right are the reverse of the flag of Mali. The previous flag of Rwanda, whose design was inspired by the flag of the Kingdom of Rwanda, had a large black R to make it distinguishable from the near-identical flag of Guinea.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Vlag van Guinee
العربية: علم غينيا
azərbaycanca: Qvineya bayrağı
беларуская: Сцяг Гвінеі
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Сьцяг Гвінэі
bosanski: Zastava Gvineje
brezhoneg: Banniel Ginea
Esperanto: Flago de Gvineo
فارسی: پرچم گینه
한국어: 기니의 국기
hrvatski: Zastava Gvineje
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: গিনির ফিরালহান
Bahasa Indonesia: Bendera Guinea
עברית: דגל גינאה
македонски: Знаме на Гвинеја
Bahasa Melayu: Bendera Guinea
Nederlands: Vlag van Guinee
polski: Flaga Gwinei
português: Bandeira da Guiné
русский: Флаг Гвинеи
Simple English: Flag of Guinea
slovenčina: Vlajka Guiney
српски / srpski: Застава Гвинеје
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Zastava Gvineje
Türkçe: Gine bayrağı
українська: Прапор Гвінеї
Tiếng Việt: Quốc kỳ Guinée