Flags of the World
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Flags of the World
The national flag of Gabon has three horizontal lines of equal width. The colors of the flag from top to bottom are green, yellow and blue. The design of the flag is representative of Gabon's geographical position. The green stripe represents the forests and lush vegetation. The yellow stripe in the middle is for the equator which runs through Gabon and the blue stripe is for the Atlantic Ocean.
The Gabon flag was officially adopted on August 9, 1960, about a week before the county became independent of France. Before Gabon was independent the flag had the French flag in the top left corner.
The national flag of Gambia has four colors; red, white, blue and green, but has five stripes. All five stripes are horizontal with the top third of the flag red, the bottom third is green. The middle third of the flag is a blue stripe with a white stripe above and below. Both white stripes are equal width. The red of the flag symbolizes the rising sun over the Gambia River. The white symbolizes peace, unity and purity. The blue symbolizes the river which runs through the country and the green is for the agriculture, forests and land.
The flag of Gambia was officially adopted on February 18, 1965 which was the same day Gambia gained its independence from Britain. The flag was designed by the Colleges of Arms in England.
The national flag of Georgia has a white base with a red cross that bisects the top and bottom halves of the flag. Inside each of the four quadrants is a red cross. The flag is commonly called the 'five-cross flag' All four of the small crosses are also red. The red cross is know as St. George's Cross.
The flag was adopted by the Georgian parliament on January 14, 2004 but wasn't officially endorsed by the president of Georgia until January 25, 2004.
The national flag of Germany is divided into three horizontal stripes of equal width. The stripes from top to bottom are black, red and gold. The colors of the German flag have been associated with the country since the Middle Ages and can be traced back to the volunteers of the 19th century who fought for the country during the Napoleonic war. The black, red and gold are based off the uniform colors of German soldiers. Soldiers wore black coats with gold buttons and red braids. The colors now are symbolic of the unification of Germany.
Even through the German flag wasn't officially adopted until May 9, 1949 it has been used throughout the history of Germany. It was adopted and abolished a few times since first being seen in 1848.
The Ghana national flag is made of three horizontal stripes of equal width, from top to bottom; colors are red, yellow and green. There is a five-point black star in the middle of the yellow stripe. The colors are typical pan African colors and the flag of Bolivia is identical to the Ghana flag. The red of this flag symbolize the blood shed for independence. The yellow symbolizes the mineral wealth and the green stripe symbolizes the fertility of the nation and its vegetation. The five-point black star represents the African people and their freedom.
Ghana was the first African country to have the pan-African colors on their flag. The flag's current version was adopted on February 28, 1966.
The national flag of Greece has nine equal horizontal stripes in alternating colors of blue and white, starting and ending with blue. On the left third of the top half of the Greek flag is a blue base with a white cross. The blue and white colors of the flag represent the sea, sky, white clouds and waves of the Mediterranean Sea. The reason for the nine stripes is for the nine syllables of the Greek patriots motto which reads 'Eleutheria e Thanatos' which in English translates to 'Freedom or Death'. The cross on the flag is symbolic of Greek Orthodoxy, the established religion of the country. The white of the cross symbolizes the purity of the struggle to fight for freedom and independence.
The Greek flag was officially adopted on December 22, 1978 but dates back to the 19th century during the time of the Greek revolutionary war with the Ottoman Turks, where Greece declared their independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1821.
The Greenland national flag is divided into two horizontal stripes, white on the top and red on the bottom. On the left side of the flag is a circle that is divided into two equal halves also, with the top part in red and the bottom in white. The designer of the flag was Thue Christiansen, who, when referring to the meaning of the flag, said "the large white part in the flag symbolizes the ice cap and our fjords are represented by the red part in the circle. The white part of the circle symbolizes the icebergs and the pack ice, and the large red part of the flag represents the ocean."
The flag of Greenland was officially adopted on June 21, 1985. Greenland is an autonomous constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark.
The Grenada national flag has an interesting design. There is a red border around all four sides of the flag with three yellow, five-point stars on the top and bottom. Inside the red border are four triangles that point to the center, yellow on the top and bottom; green on both sides. At the center point of the four triangles is a red circle with a five-point, yellow star in the center. On the left green triangle is a small, yellow and red emblem of a nutmeg. The red portions of the flag represent courage and the Grenada people's vitality. The green on the flag represents the agriculture and vegetation. The yellow triangles symbolize the sun and friendliness of the Grenadian people. The seven yellow stars stand for the seven parishes of the country. The nutmeg is on the flag because Grenada boasts the world's largest nutmeg production.
The flag of Grenada was officially adopted on February 7, 1974; four days after Grenada became independent of Britain.
The national flag of Guatemala has three equal width vertical stripes, blue on both sides and a white stripe in the middle. Within the white center stripe is the Guatemala coat of arms. The coat of arms has a shield with two rifles, two gold swords tied with laurel branches, the words 'Libertad 15 de Septiembre de 1821' and a quetzal bird above the coat of arms. The bird is a symbol of independence and autonomy of Guatemala. The blue stripes represent the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and the white stripe represents the purity of Guatemala's values and peace.
The flag of Guatemala was adopted on December 26, 1997, even though the country became independent of Spain on September 15, 1821, as indicated on the flag.
The Guinea national flag has three equal vertical stripes in the traditional pan African colors of red, yellow and green but the design was based on the French flag. The meaning of the colors was explained by the first president of independent Guinea, Sekou Toure. Toure said in a speech "Red is the color of blood, symbol of our anti-colonialist martyrs... Yellow is the color of Guinean gold and African sun... Green symbolizes prosperity which will surely arise from the wide wealth of soil and subsoil, and the difficult life of the countryside masses in our country.'
The flag of Guinea was officially adopted on November 10, 1958; a few weeks after Guinea gained its independence from France.
The national flag of Guinea-Bissau has two horizontal stripes and one vertical stripe. The horizontal stripes take up the right two-thirds of the flag and are yellow and green. The vertical stripe is red with a black five-point star in the center. The colors are traditional pan African colors and the black star represents freedom and the African people. The yellow stripe represents the sun; the green stripe represents the agriculture and lush vegetation of the land and hope. The red stripe represents the blood that was shed by the country during its fight for liberty.
The Guinea-Bissau was officially adopted on the day independence was declared from Portugal, September 24, 1973.
The Guyana national flag has a green base with two outlined isosceles triangles layered on the left side pointing to the middle of the flag. The left-most triangle is red with a black border, then a yellow triangle with a white border. The green of the Guyana flag represents the agriculture, forests and vegetation of the country. The yellow represents the country's mineral wealth and golden future. The red represents the eagerness and enthusiasm to embrace the nation-building process. The white and black borders symbolize the water resources and the endurance of the nation.
The flag of Guyana was officially adopted the day the country gained independence from Britain, May 26, 1966.