The Flag of Gabon

The flag of Gabon consists of three horizontal bands of equal width, colored green, yellow, and blue from top to bottom. The green symbolizes the country's forests, the yellow represents the equator which runs through Gabon, and the blue stands for the Atlantic Ocean. The flag's design reflects Gabon's geographical features and its wealth in natural resources.

The Flag of Gabon

History

Gabon's flag was officially adopted on August 9, 1960, shortly after the country gained independence from France on August 17, 1960. The flag's colors are traditional Pan-African colors, representing African independence and unity. However, the specific arrangement and symbolism of the colors are unique to Gabon. Since its adoption, the flag has remained unchanged and serves as a symbol of national pride, sovereignty, and the natural beauty of Gabon.