National flag - Flag of Guinea

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Flag of Guinea

The national flag of Guinea was adopted on November 10, 1958.

The colors of the flag were adapted from those of the Rassemblement Démocratique Africain, the dominant movement at the time of independence. The colors were in turn derived from those of the flag of Ghana, which had first adopted them in 1957. Sékou Touré, the first President of Guinea, was a close associate of Kwame Nkrumah, the former president of Ghana.

Red symbolizes the blood of the martyrs who died from slavery and wars, yellow represents the sun and the riches of the country, and green the country's vegetation. In keeping with other flags in the region, the Pan-African movement's colors of red, yellow, and green are used.

The design is a tricolor. The colors of the flag from left to right are the reverse of the flag of Mali. The previous flag of Rwanda, whose design was inspired by the flag of the Kingdom of Rwanda, had a large black R to make it distinguishable from the near-identical flag of Guinea.

National flag 
Flag of Guinea

Country - Guinea

Guinea, officially the Republic of Guinea (undefined), is a west-coastal country in West Africa. Formerly known as French Guinea (Guinée française), the modern country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry in order to distinguish it from other countries with "Guinea" in the name and the eponymous region, such as Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea. Guinea has a population of million and an area of 245,860 km2.

The sovereign state of Guinea is a republic with a president that is directly elected by the people and is head of state and head of government. The unicameral Guinean National Assembly is the legislative body of the country, and its members are also directly elected by the people. The judicial branch is led by the Guinea Supreme Court, the highest and final court of appeal in the country. The country is named after the Guinea region. Guinea is a traditional name for the region of Africa that lies along the Gulf of Guinea. It stretches north through the forested tropical regions and ends at the Sahel. The English term Guinea comes directly from the Portuguese word Guiné, which emerged in the mid-15th century to refer to the lands inhabited by the Guineus, a generic term for the black African peoples below the Senegal River, as opposed to the 'tawny' Zenaga Berbers, above it, whom they called Azenegues or Moors.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  Côte d'Ivoire 
  •  Guinea-Bissau 
  •  Liberia 
  •  Mali 
  •  Senegal 
  •  Sierra Leone 

Language

Flag of Guinea (English)  Bandiera della Guinea (Italiano)  Vlag van Guinee (Nederlands)  Drapeau de la Guinée (Français)  Flagge Guineas (Deutsch)  Bandeira da Guiné (Português)  Флаг Гвинеи (Русский)  Bandera de Guinea (Español)  Flaga Gwinei (Polski)  几内亚国旗 (中文)  Guineas flagga (Svenska)  ギニアの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Гвінеї (Українська)  Национално знаме на Гвинея (Български)  기니의 국기 (한국어)  Guinean lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Guinea (Bahasa Indonesia)  Gvinėjos vėliava (Lietuvių)  Guineas flag (Dansk)  Guinejská vlajka (Česky)  Gine bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Гвинеје (Српски / Srpski)  Guinea lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Guiney (Slovenčina)  Guinea zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Gvineje (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติกินี (ไทย)  Σημαία της Γουινέας (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Guinée (Tiếng Việt) 
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