Flag of Benin (GIF)

The national flag of Benin (French: drapeau du Bénin) is a vibrant representation of the nation's values and identity. It features a tricolor design consisting of two equal-sized horizontal bands of yellow and red, with a green vertical band at the hoist side. The yellow stripe represents the richness of the country's northern savannas and its wealth; the red symbolizes the courage and spirit of the people and the bloodshed of those who fight for Dahomey; and the green signifies hope, revival, palm groves in the south of the country, and the natural resources of the nation. This flag design reflects Benin's agricultural wealth, the resilience of its people, and their aspirations for a prosperous and sustainable future.

Adopted:November 16, 1959
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇧🇯

The coat of arms of Benin is a representation of the nation's history, values, and aspirations. At the top of the emblem, the national crest, consisting of two horns filled with sand and adorned with corn ears, symbolizes prosperity and abundance. Below the crest, a shield divided into four quadrants embodies key elements of Benin's heritage. The top left quadrant features a Somba-style castle, representing the nation's historical roots. The top right quadrant displays the Star of Benin, the country's highest honor. Below, a ship signifies the arrival of Europeans in Benin, while a palm tree in the lower left quadrant symbolizes the importance of agriculture. The shield is supported by a pair of leopards, the national animal of Benin, representing courage and vigilance. Below the shield, the national motto "Fraternité-Justice-Travail" (Brotherhood, Justice, Work) in French encapsulates the values of unity, fairness, and industriousness within the nation.

The Benin flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, is a country in West Africa. Its capital is Porto-Novo (official) and its population is approximately 12.45 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, and Togo.

The waving flag of Benin with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Other major city:Cotonou
Official language:French
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:39.2% Fon,
17.6% Yoruba,
8.2% Aja,
9.2% Bariba,
6.9% Fula,
12.1% Ottamari,
4.0% Yoa-Lokpa,
2.5% Dendi
Religions:48.5% Christianity,
27.7% Islam,
11.6% Vodun,
12.2% Others/None
Nationality name:Beninese
Area:114,763 km²
(44,310 sq mi)
Population:12.45 million (2021)
Country codes:BJ, BEN (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.bj
Calling code:+229

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Benin (French: Drapeau et armoiries du Bénin), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Benin
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Benin

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