Flag of Senegal (GIF)


The Senegal flag is a three-color flag with three vertical green, yellow, and red bands with a five-pointed green star in the center. The green color and green star represent the color of the Islam Prophet. Yellow symbolizes prosperity and the development of the economy. The color red expresses life and sacrifice. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on October 5, 1992.

The shield in its coat of arms features a lion, the national symbol of the country and symbolizing power; a baobab tree, a tree species unique to Senegal; and a green wavy stripe representing the Senegal River.

The Senegal flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world 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 16,209,000.

The waving flag of Senegal with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Dakar (pop. 2,476,000)
Other major cities:Pikine (874,000)
Touba (529,000)
Official languages: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
Religion:95.9% Islam
4.1% Christianity
(mostly Roman Catholicism)
Demonym:Senegalese
Area:196,712 km²
(75,951 sq mi)
Population:16,209,000
Currency:West African CFA franc


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

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