The Flag of Guinea-Bissau

The flag of Guinea-Bissau is a unique emblem consisting of two horizontal bands of yellow over green, with a vertical red stripe at the hoist side bearing a black star. The colors and symbols of the flag reflect Pan-Africanist ideals, similar to those found in the flags of other African nations, symbolizing the country's struggles for independence, connection to Africa, and hope for the future.

The Flag of Guinea-Bissau

History

The flag of Guinea-Bissau was officially adopted on September 24, 1973, shortly before the country gained independence from Portugal on September 10, 1974. The design was inspired by the flag of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), the political movement that led the country to independence. The flag's colors are deeply rooted in Pan-Africanism: the yellow represents the sun and the wealth of the country, the green symbolizes the flora and hope, the red stands for the struggle for independence, and the black star is a symbol of African freedom. The flag was chosen in the context of the liberation movement and has remained unchanged since Guinea-Bissau's official declaration of independence.