Flag of Equatorial Guinea

The flag of Equatorial Guinea is a tricolor flag consisting of three horizontal stripes of green, white, and red. In the center of the white stripe, there is a blue emblem with a silhouette of a national tree, the silk cotton tree, and six yellow stars that represent the country’s mainland and five inhabited islands.

The green stripe represents the country’s lush vegetation and agriculture, while the white stripe symbolizes peace and unity. The red stripe represents the country’s struggle for independence and the bloodshed of its people. The blue emblem in the center represents the sea and the country’s maritime heritage.

The flag was adopted on August 21, 1979, after Equatorial Guinea gained independence from Spain. The design was created by the country’s first president, Francisco Macías Nguema, who was overthrown in a coup in 1979.

The flag has undergone some changes over the years. In 1981, the six yellow stars were added to the blue emblem to represent the country’s five inhabited islands and mainland. In 1993, the silk cotton tree was added to the emblem to represent the country’s national tree.

The flag of Equatorial Guinea is a symbol of the country’s struggle for independence, its natural resources, and its maritime heritage. It is a proud symbol of the country’s identity and is flown at all official events and ceremonies.

Image Source: Country Flags, Public domain, Wikimedia Commons

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