Flag of Senegal (GIF)

The flag of Senegal (French: drapeau du Sénégal) is a striking tricolor design featuring three vertical bands of green, yellow, and red, with a five-pointed green star in the center of the yellow stripe. Green represents hope and the lush vegetation of Senegal, while yellow symbolizes the country's wealth and the bright future of its people. The red stripe stands for the sacrifice and determination of the nation in its struggle for independence. The central green star, a universal symbol of hope and liberty, represents the unity of the Senegalese people and their commitment to progress and democracy. Also, the green color and green star represent the color of the Prophet of Islam. This flag elegantly conveys the values, history, religion, and aspirations of Senegal, making it a powerful symbol of the nation's identity and pride.

Adopted:August 20, 1960
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇸🇳

The coat of arms of Senegal is a powerful emblem filled with symbolism and cultural significance. The shield is divided into two halves, featuring a lion on the left and a baobab tree on the right, flanked by white palm branches and crowned with a five-pointed green star, which is also found on the Senegalese flag and symbolizes Islam. The lion represents strength and the northern Senegalese ethnic group, the majority of the population. The baobab tree, a native plant, signifies the country's natural heritage, while the wavy green line below represents the Senegal River. The ribbon on the palm branches bears the national motto in French, "Un Peuple, Un But, Une Foi" (One People, One Goal, One Faith), emphasizing unity, determination, and shared faith among the Senegalese people. The medal beneath the shield is the National Order of the Lion, adding to the emblem's significance. This coat of arms eloquently portrays Senegal's cultural richness, strength, and commitment to unity and progress, serving as a powerful symbol of the nation's identity and pride.

The Senegalese flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Senegal, officially known as the Republic of Senegal, is a country on the coast of West Africa, bordered by the North Atlantic Ocean in the west. Its capital is Dakar, and its population is about 17.2 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Cape Verde, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, and Mauritania.

The waving flag of Senegal with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Dakar
Other major cities:Pikine,
Official language:French
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:41.3% Wolof,
17.8% Fula,
15.7% Serer,
14.0% Mandinka,
3.7% Jola,
1.1% Soninke,
7.4% Other
Religions:95.9% Islam,
4.1% Christianity
(mostly Roman Catholicism)
Nationality name:Senegalese
Area:196,712 km²
(75,951 sq mi)
Population:17.2 million (2021)
Country codes:SN, SEN (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.sn
Calling code:+221

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Senegal (French: Drapeau et armoiries du Sénégal), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Senegal
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Senegal

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