The Flag of South Sudan

The flag of South Sudan features three horizontal stripes of black, red, and green of equal size, separated by two white stripes. A blue equilateral triangle is based on the hoist side, bearing a gold, five-pointed star at its center. Each element of the flag symbolizes different aspects of South Sudan's cultural, natural, and political history, with the colors adopted from the South Sudanese people's liberation struggle.

The Flag of South Sudan

History

The flag of South Sudan was adopted on July 9, 2011, the day the country declared its independence from Sudan. Prior to this, the flag was used by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) and the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) during the Second Sudanese Civil War, which lasted from 1983 to 2005. The design was officially proposed in 2005, following the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended the civil war. It was intended to represent not only the bloodshed and struggle for independence but also the natural resources, wildlife, and hopes for peace and prosperity in South Sudan. The adoption of the flag marked a significant step in South Sudan's journey towards becoming a sovereign nation and has since been a symbol of its identity and sovereignty.