Flag of Guinea-Bissau (GIF)


The national flag of Guinea-Bissau consists of a vertical red stripe with a black star on the left, and two horizontal lines on the right, yellow and green. The black star represents the unity of Africa. The red color symbolizes the spilled blood in the struggle for independence. The yellow color refers to the sun and, the green color also expresses hope. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on September 24, 1973.

The olive branches surrounding its emblem are united by a sea shell that symbolizes the country's location on the west coast of Africa. A white stripe above the emblem features a slogan meaning "Unity, Struggle, Progress".

The Guinea-Bissau flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Guinea-Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, is a sovereign state in West Africa. Its capital is Bissau, and its population is about 1,816,000.

The waving flag of Guinea-Bissau with its emblem (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Bissau (pop. 492,000)
Other major cities:Gabú (49,000)
Bafatá (38,000)
Bissorã (29,000)
Official languages:Portuguese
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:28.5% Fula
22.5% Balanta
14.7% Mandinka
9.1% Papel
8.3% Manjaca
>1% others
Religion:62% Christianity
38% Islam
Demonym:Bissau-Guinean
Area:36,125 km²
(13,948 sq mi)
Population:1,816,000
Currency:West African CFA franc


Keywords: Flag and emblem of Guinea-Bissau (Portuguese: Bandeira e emblema da Guiné-Bissau), GIF

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