Flag of Senegal (GIF)



The flag of Senegal (French: drapeau du Sénégal) is a three-color flag with three vertical green, yellow, and red bands and a five-pointed green star in the center. The green color and green star represent the color of the Prophet of Islam. 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 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)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Dakar
Other major cities:Pikine,
Touba
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)
Currency:West African CFA franc
Country codes:SN, SEN (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.sn
Calling code:+221
Flag emoji code:🇸🇳


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

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