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Ghana Flag

Flag of Ghana
Flag Name(s) [Flag Of Ghana]
Aspect Ratio(2:3)
Color Scheme red,gold,green black
Color and Design

A horizontal triband of red, gold, and green, charged with a black star in the centre.

Meaning & SymbolismThe Ghanaian flag was designed as a tricolour as a representation of the country's struggle for independence and a symbol of its rich resources within the geographical location. The red colour used to represent the blood of forefathers who led the struggle of independence and shared their blood through death. The country's struggle for independence from the United Kingdom took the life of prominent Ghanaian leaders at the time. The gold/yellow colour takes the centre line of the three colours attraction and it represents the mineral resources mostly found in the Ashanti region of Ghana, helping to harness the wealth of the country. The green symbolizes Ghana's rich forests, green vegetations and natural wealth which provide the nation with oil, food, and cash crops such as cocoa, timber, sheabutter, and all kinds of food products for the country. The black star of the Ghanaian national flag is a symbol used to represent the emancipation of Africa and unity against colonialism. The black star was adopted from the flag of the Black Star Line, a shipping line incorporated by Marcus Garvey which operated from 1919 to 1922. It is where the Ghana national football team derive their nickname, the "Black Stars".
Description and Brief History

The national flag of Ghana consists of a horizontal triband of red, gold, and green. It was designed in replacement of the Gold Coast colony’s Blue Ensign. The Ghana national flag was designed in 1957 by the late Theodosia Okoh and it was adopted within the same year when Ghana attained its independence. The flag was flown until 1959 and it was then reinstated in 1966. It consists of the Pan-African colours of red, gold, and green, in horizontal stripes, with a black five-pointed star in the centre of the gold stripe. The Ghanaian flag was the second African flag after the flag of the Ethiopian Empire to feature these colours. The flag's design influenced that of the flag of Guinea-Bissau (1973).


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