|Flag Name(s)||[Flag Of Mali]|
|Color and Design|
A vertical tricolour of green, gold and red.
|Meaning & Symbolism||The green color stands for fertility of the land. Gold stands for purity and mineral wealth, and the red symbolizes the blood shed for independence from the French.|
|Description and Brief History|
The national flag of Mali is a tricolour with three equal vertical stripes. From the hoist (the place where the flagpole meets the flag) the colours are green, gold, and red, the pan-African colours. The flag of Mali is almost identical to the flag of Guinea, with the exception that the colours are in reverse order.
The current flag was adopted on March 1, 1961. The original flag was adopted on April 4, 1959, when Mali joined the Mali Federation. This flag was the same, except the golden stripe had a "squatter man", (a kanaga, in black with arms raised to the sky). The figure was removed due to the opposition of Islamic fundamentalists (Aniconism in Islam, the belief against making pictures of the human figure in Islam). The country population is 90% Muslim.
three equal vertical stripes in three colors, three equal vertical bands, vertical tricolor bands, vertical bands, vertical, triband, tricolor, 3 colors, three colors, pan african, black liberation, unia three equal vertical stripes in three colors,three equal vertical bands,vertical tricolor bands,vertical bands,vertical,triband,tricolor,3 colors,three colors,pan african,black liberation,unia