Flag of Equatorial Guinea (GIF)



The flag of Equatorial Guinea (Spanish: Bandera de Guinea Ecuatorial; French: Drapeau de la Guinée équatoriale; Portuguese: Bandeira da Guiné Equatorial) consists of three horizontal green, white, and red stripes and a blue triangle on the hoist side. There is a national coat of arms centered on the white stripe. The green color symbolizes the country's natural resources, agriculture, and forests. The blue color represents the blue sea. The white color symbolizes peace, and the red color represents the spilled blood of warriors for independence. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on August 21, 1979.

The gray shield on its coat of arms features a silk cotton tree, representing the location of the first treaty signed between Portugal and the local ruler. The six six-pointed stars on top of the shield represent the mainland and the five islands that make up the country.

The Equatorial Guinea flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Equatorial Guinea, which is officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, is a country in Central Africa. Its capital is Malabo, and its population is about 1,358,000.

The waving flag of Equatorial Guinea with its big coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Malabo (pop. 297,000)
Other major cities:Bata (251,000)
Official languages:Spanish, French, Portuguese
Region:Middle Africa
Ethnic groups:81.7% Fang
6.5% Bubi
3.6% Ndowe
1.6% Annobon
1.1% Bujeba (Kwasio)
5.4% Igbo and others
Religion:87% Roman Catholic
5% Protestant
3% Islam
5% Other
Demonym:Equatorial Guinean
Area:28,050 km²
(10,830 sq mi)
Population:1,358,000
Currency:Central African CFA franc


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea (Spanish: Bandera y escudo de armas de Guinea Ecuatorial; French: Drapeau et armoiries de la Guinée équatoriale; Portuguese: Bandeira e brasão de armas da Guiné Equatorial), GIF

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