The Flag of the Gambia

The national flag of the Gambia consists of three horizontal stripes of red, blue, and green, separated by two thin white stripes. The red stripe represents the sun and the savannahs, the blue symbolizes the Gambia River which flows through the nation, and the green stands for the country's forests and agriculture. The white stripes signify peace and unity.

The Flag of the Gambia

History

The flag of the Gambia was officially adopted on February 18, 1965, in anticipation of the country's independence from British colonial rule, which was achieved on February 18, 1965. The flag was designed by Louis Thomasi, who won a national flag design competition. The design reflects both the physical characteristics of the country, with the Gambia River playing a central role in the nation's identity, and the aspirations of its people for peace and progress. The flag replaced the British Blue Ensign defaced with the colonial badge, marking a new chapter in Gambia's national identity and sovereignty.