Flag of the Gambia (GIF)

The Gambia flag consists of three horizontal red, blue, and green bands, separated by two narrow white bands. The blue color represents the Gambia River, and the red evokes the sun. Green symbolizes green forests and agricultural products. And narrow white bands represent unity and peace. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on February 18, 1965.

The shield on its coat of arms has a hoe and an axe, representing the country's agriculture and its two major ethnic groups. Above the shield is a palm tree, the national tree of the country, and a heraldic helmet. The two lions supporting the shield represent the Gambia's colonial history as part of the British Empire.

The Gambia flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa. Its capital is Banjul, and its population is about 2,228,000.

The waving flag of the Gambia with its coat of arms (unofficial)

Capital:Banjul (pop. 31,000)
Other major cities:Serekunda (337,000)
Official languages: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
Religion:95.8% Islam
4.1% Christianity
0.1% Other
Area:10,689 km² (4,127 sq mi)

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