Flag of Sierra Leone (GIF)



The national flag of Sierra Leone is a three-color flag consisting of three horizontal green, white, and blue bands. The green color represents the country's natural resources. The white color symbolizes unity and justice, and the blue color represents the hope of contributing to world peace. The height-to-width ratio of the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted in 1961.

The shield in its coat of arms includes a yellow lion under the green zigzags, symbolizing the Lion Mountains in the middle; three torches, symbolizing education and progress at the top; and blue-white wavy lines, symbolizing the sea at the bottom. There are two palm trees on either side of the shield, and the shield is supported by two yellow lions.

The Sierra Leone flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world 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 7,901,000.

The waving flag of Sierra Leone with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Freetown (pop. 854,000)
Other major cities:Bo (150,000)
Kenema (128,000)
Official languages:English
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:90% 18 native African tribes
1.2% Creole
8.8% Other
Religion:71% Islam
27% Christianity
2% Other faiths
Demonym:Sierra Leonean
Area:71,740 km²
(27,700 sq mi)
Population:7,901,000
Currency:Leone

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