Flag of Ghana (GIF)

The national flag of Ghana is a distinctive design featuring three horizontal stripes of red (top), yellow (middle), and green (bottom), with a black five-pointed star in the center of the yellow stripe. Each color holds deep symbolism: red represents the bloodshed and sacrifices made during the country's struggle for independence; yellow symbolizes Ghana's rich mineral resources, particularly gold; and green reflects the nation's lush forests and natural wealth. The black star is a symbol of African freedom and the emancipation of the Ghanaian people. The flag's design beautifully encapsulates Ghana's history, its natural resources, and its commitment to the ideals of freedom and unity, making it a powerful emblem of the nation's identity and values.

Adopted:March 6, 1957
Designed by:Theodosia Okoh
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇬🇭

The coat of arms of Ghana features a highly symbolic design. It consists of a blue shield divided into four parts by a green cross of Saint George, with a yellow lion positioned on the cross. Each quarter of the shield holds specific symbolism: the first quarter displays a sword and staff, representing traditional authority in Ghana; the second quarter features the Osu Castle on the sea, symbolizing the national government; the third quarter displays a cocoa tree, representing the country's agricultural wealth; and the fourth quarter showcases a gold mine, symbolizing Ghana's abundant mineral resources. The shield is further supported by two golden tawny eagles, each adorned with the Order of the Ghana Star around their necks. This emblem beautifully encapsulates Ghana's historical, governmental, agricultural, and mineral heritage, making it a powerful symbol of the nation's identity and values.

The Ghana flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in the sub-region of West Africa along the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Its capital is Accra, and its population is about 31.73 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Togo.

The waving flag of Ghana with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Accra
Other major city:Kumasi
Official language:English
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:47.5% Akans,
16.6% Mole-Dagbani,
13.9% Ewe,
7.4% Ga-Adangbe,
5.7% Gurma,
5.0% Fulani,
3.9% Other
Religions:76.9% Christian,
16.4% Muslim,
2.6% Traditional,
4.1% Other/None
Nationality name:Ghanaian
Area:239,567 km²
(92,497 sq mi)
Population:31.73 million (2021)
Country codes:GH, GHA (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.gh
Calling code:+233

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