The Flag of Senegal

The flag of Senegal is a tricolor consisting of three vertical bands of green, yellow, and red, with a green five-pointed star at the center of the yellow band. The flag's design embodies the country's values, aspirations, and cultural heritage, symbolizing Islam (green), wealth and progress (yellow), and the people's sacrifice for independence (red). The green star represents hope and unity.

The Flag of Senegal

History

The flag of Senegal was officially adopted on August 20, 1960, shortly after the country gained independence from France on April 4, 1960. The flag's design was inspired by the flag of the Mali Federation, a short-lived federation between Senegal and the Sudanese Republic (now Mali), which existed earlier in 1960. Following the dissolution of the federation, Senegal retained the basic design but modified the flag to its current form to represent its sovereign identity. The colors of the flag are traditional Pan-African colors, reflecting Senegal's commitment to African unity and solidarity.