Flag of Nigeria (GIF)

The flag of Nigeria, often called the "Green-White-Green," features a bold and straightforward design. It consists of two vertical green stripes on the sides and a white vertical stripe in the middle. The green stripes symbolize Nigeria's lush natural resources, agricultural wealth, and the nation's hope for a bright and prosperous future. The white stripe represents peace and unity among Nigeria's diverse ethnic and religious groups. The flag was officially adopted on October 1, 1960, when Nigeria gained independence from British colonial rule, and it continues to be a symbol of the country's natural beauty, unity, and aspirations for peace and progress.

Adopted:October 1, 1960
Designed by:Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇳🇬

The coat of arms of Nigeria is a complex and meaningful emblem. It features a black shield with a wavy white pall (a Y-shaped band), symbolizing the convergence of the Niger and Benue Rivers at Lokoja, where Nigeria's first capital was located. Above the shield is a red eagle, which represents strength and the nation's ability to rise above its challenges. On either side of the shield, there are two supporting white horses, symbolizing dignity. The green grass under the shield features the country's national flower, Costus spectabilis. Below the grass, there's a ribbon with the national motto, "Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress," reflecting Nigeria's commitment to national unity, faith in its potential, and its aspirations for peace and progress. This coat of arms encapsulates Nigeria's geographical, cultural, and historical significance, emphasizing the nation's unity, strength, and determination for a prosperous future.

The Nigeria flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Nigeria, officially known as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa. Its capital is Abuja, and its population is about 211.4 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Niger, and Sao Tome and Principe.

The waving flag of Nigeria with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Other major cities:Lagos,
Benin City
Official language:English
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:25% Hausa,
21% Yoruba,
18% Igbo,
10% Ijaw,
4% Kanuri,
22% Other groups
Religions:50% Islam,
43.2% Christianity,
6.8% Other or No Beliefs
Nationality name:Nigerian
Area:923,768 km²
(356,669 sq mi)
Population:211.4 million (2021)
Country codes:NG, NGA (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.ng
Calling code:+234



Just to let you know, the Nigerian flag with the coat of arms is official, but the coat of arms is too big. Please see this website:

January 30, 2024 at 6:31 PM
Since we place coats of arms on the flag as a standard for all countries for civilian use, a note is made in this way on all country flags. (Regardless of whether countries have official flags with coats of arms in this way.)
January 30, 2024 at 7:42 PM

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