The Flag of Sierra Leone

The flag of Sierra Leone is a tricolor consisting of three horizontal bands of light green, white, and light blue. The green symbolizes agriculture, mountains, and natural resources; the white represents unity and justice; and the blue denotes the sea and the natural harbor in Freetown, the capital city.

The Flag of Sierra Leone

History

The flag of Sierra Leone was officially adopted on April 27, 1961, to replace the British Blue Ensign as the country gained its independence from Britain. The flag's design was the result of a national competition that aimed to reflect the country's new status as an independent nation and its hopes and aspirations for the future. The chosen design has remained unchanged since its adoption, symbolizing the country's identity and sovereignty.