Flag of the Gambia (GIF)

The flag of the Gambia consists of three horizontal stripes of red, blue, and green, with two thin white stripes separating them. The red stripe on the top represents the sun, signifying the savannah and the Gambian people's determination. The blue stripe in the center symbolizes the Gambia River, a crucial waterway running through the nation and a source of livelihood. The green stripe at the bottom represents the lush vegetation and agriculture, the backbone of the country's economy. The thin white stripes represent unity and peace. This flag design and its vibrant colors reflect the natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and aspirations of the Gambian people for a peaceful and prosperous future.

Adopted:February 18, 1965
Designed by:Louis Thomasi
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇬🇲

The coat of arms of the Gambia features a shield bordered by green and white on a blue background, with a golden hoe and a golden axe at the center, symbolizing the significance of agriculture and representing the country's major ethnic groups, the Mandinka and the Fulani. Positioned above the shield are a heraldic helmet and a palm tree, denoting the nation's sovereignty and its national tree, respectively. The two supporting lions represent Gambia's colonial past as a part of the British Empire. Collectively, these elements within the coat of arms underscore Gambia's agricultural heritage, cultural diversity, and historical journey toward independence.

The Gambia flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
The Gambia, officially the Republic of the Gambia, is a country in West Africa. Its capital is Banjul, and its population is about 2.487 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Cape Verde and Senegal.

The waving flag of the Gambia with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Other major city:Serekunda
Official language:English
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:30.4% Fula,
28.1% Mandinka,
14.8% Wolof,
10.5% Jola,
8.2% Serahuli,
3.1% Serer,
1.9% Manjago,
1.3% Bambara,
0.5% Aku Marabou,
1.5% other
Religions:95.8% Islam,
4.1% Christianity,
0.1% other
Nationality name:Gambian
Area:10,689 km² (4,127 sq mi)
Population:2.487 million (2021)
Country codes:GM, GMB (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.gm
Calling code:+220

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