Flag of South Sudan (GIF)

The flag of South Sudan is composed of three horizontal stripes of black, red, and green, separated by white lines, and a light blue triangle with a yellow star in the center on the left. The black represents the people of South Sudan; the red symbolizes the blood shed during the country's long struggle for independence; the green signifies the nation's lush land and agricultural resources; and the white represents peace. The blue triangle represents the waters of the Nile River and other major rivers that flow through the country, while the gold star embodies unity, hope, and the guiding light for the nation's aspirations and future. Collectively, the flag embodies the resilience, struggle, and promising future of South Sudan as a young nation.

Adopted:July 9, 2005
August 25, 2023 (colors standardized)
Designed by:Samuel Ajak
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇸🇸

The coat of arms of South Sudan features an African fish eagle, embodying the ideals of strength, endurance, and glory while also highlighting the nation's soaring aspirations. Adorning the eagle's chest are a spade, representing the core value of hard work, and a traditional yellow shield and spear, symbolizing the safeguarding of national sovereignty. A white ribbon positioned below the shield bears the national motto "Justice, Freedom, Prosperity," underscoring South Sudan's unwavering dedication to these fundamental principles. Additionally, a yellow ribbon proudly displays the official name of the country, the "Republic of South Sudan," further reinforcing the nation's identity and pride.

The South Sudan flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
South Sudan, officially known as the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in east-central Africa. Its capital is Juba, and its population is about 11.38 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda.

The waving flag of South Sudan with its coat of arms
Capital and largest city:Juba
Other major cities:Wau,
Official language:English
Region:Eastern Africa
Ethnic groups:36% Dinka,
16% Nuer,
6% Azande,
42% other about 50 groups
Religions:60.5% Christianity,
32.9% Traditional Religion,
6.2% Islam,
0.4% Other
Nationality names:South Sudanese, Nilotic
Area:619,745 km² (239,285 sq mi)
Population:11.38 million (2021)
Country codes:SS, SSD (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.ss
Calling code:+211



The flag needs to be updated as it looks inaccurate to the one Wikipedia uses now.
January 24, 2024 at 1:44 PM
updated to the official light blue color
January 25, 2024 at 2:56 AM
Wikipedia's updated the flag colours slighty, with a more brighter sky blue and green, hopefully this is the last update for the South Sudan flag.
March 21, 2024 at 7:31 PM
They make changes very frequently. I will wait until the colors are attributed to an official source.
March 21, 2024 at 8:11 PM

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