Flag of Sierra Leone (GIF)

The national flag of Sierra Leone consists of three horizontal stripes: green, white, and blue, from top to bottom. The green stripe represents the nation's rich natural resources and its lush vegetation, reflecting hope for a bright future. The white stripe symbolizes justice and unity in the country, as well as fostering a peaceful coexistence between the country's different ethnic groups. The blue stripe signifies the waters of the Atlantic Ocean along Sierra Leone's coastline and the natural harbor of its capital, Freetown. Sierra Leone's flag captures the nation's aspirations for peace, unity, natural beauty, and prosperity.

Adopted:April 27, 1961
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇸🇱

The coat of arms of Sierra Leone is composed of several symbolic elements. The yellow lion positioned beneath the green zigzags on the shield represents the Lion Mountains, which are the prominent geographical feature of the country and give its name to the country. Above the lion, three torches symbolize education and progress, reflecting the nation's commitment to these values. The blue and white wavy lines below the lion represent the sea, underscoring Sierra Leone's maritime heritage and connection to the Atlantic Ocean. Flanking the shield are two palm trees, which traditionally signify peace and prosperity. The shield itself is supported by two yellow lions, contributing to the regal and powerful imagery associated with the country's national identity.

The Sierra Leone flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Sierra Leone, officially known as the Republic of Sierra Leone, is a country in West Africa. Its capital is Freetown, and its population is about 8.141 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with Guinea and Liberia.

The waving flag of Sierra Leone with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Freetown
Other major cities:Bo,
Official language:English
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:90% 18 native African tribes,
1.2% Creole,
8.8% Other
Religions:71% Islam,
27% Christianity,
2% Other faiths
Nationality name:Sierra Leonean
Area:71,740 km²
(27,700 sq mi)
Population:8.141 million (2021)
Country codes:SL, SLE (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.sl
Calling code:+232

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