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Flag of Equatorial Guinea

The flag of Equatorial Guinea was adopted on August 21, 1979. The six stars on the map represent the country's mainland and five islands. Under the rule of dictator Francisco Nguema the flag was modified and a different national emblem was used on it. After he was deposed the original flag was restored.

The flag is a horizontal tricolor, with green, white and red stripes and a blue triangle at the hoist. Green symbolizes the natural resources, agriculture and jungles of the country. Blue symbolizes the sea, which connects the main country with the islands. White symbolizes peace. Red symbolizes the blood shed by the fighters for independence.

The flag was first flown the day of independence, October 12, 1968, and it showed the national emblem in the center. However, in 1973, during the regime of Francisco Nguema, a different national emblem was used on the flag. Under Nguema's rule, the coat of arm consisted of several tools, a sword and a chicken. The modified national motto Trabajo (work), and Unidad, Paz, Justicia (Unity, Peace, Justice) was written in two stripes. The original coat of arms was restored after Nguema was deposed on 21 August 1979. The arms consists of a silver shield with a silk-cotton tree, or Ceiba in the local language, which was derived from the arms of Rio Muni. Above the shield is an arc of 6 six-pointed yellow stars, that represent Rio Muni and the offshore islands. Beneath the shield is a silver scroll with the national motto, Unidad, Paz, Justicia ("Unity, Peace, Justice"). It is considered that under a silk-cotton tree a treaty was signed between Spain and a local ruler that marked the beginning of the colonial rule.

* Coat of arms of Equatorial Guinea

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Flag of Equatorial Guinea

Country - Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea (Guinea Ecuatorial; Guinée équatoriale; undefined), officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (undefined, undefined, undefined), is a country located on the west coast of Central Africa, with an area of 28000 km2. Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea. Equatorial Guinea is the only sovereign African state in which Spanish is the official language. , the country had an estimated population of 1,222,245.

Equatorial Guinea consists of two parts, an insular and a mainland region. The insular region consists of the islands of Bioko (formerly Fernando Pó) in the Gulf of Guinea and Annobón, a small volcanic island which is the only part of the country south of the equator. Bioko Island is the northernmost part of Equatorial Guinea and is the site of the country's capital, Malabo. The Portuguese speaking island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe is located between Bioko and Annobón. The mainland region, Río Muni, is bordered by Cameroon on the north and Gabon on the south and east. It is the location of Bata, Equatorial Guinea's largest city, and Ciudad de la Paz, the country's planned future capital. Rio Muni also includes several small offshore islands, such as Corisco, Elobey Grande, and Elobey Chico. The country is a member of the African Union, Francophonie, OPEC and the CPLP.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  Cameroon 
  •  Gabon 

Language

Flag of Equatorial Guinea (English)  Bandiera della Guinea Equatoriale (Italiano)  Vlag van Equatoriaal-Guinea (Nederlands)  Drapeau de la Guinée équatoriale (Français)  Flagge Äquatorialguineas (Deutsch)  Bandeira da Guiné Equatorial (Português)  Флаг Экваториальной Гвинеи (Русский)  Bandera de Guinea Ecuatorial (Español)  Flaga Gwinei Równikowej (Polski)  赤道几内亚国旗 (中文)  Ekvatorialguineas flagga (Svenska)  Drapelul Guineei Ecuatoriale (Română)  赤道ギニアの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Екваторіальної Гвінеї (Українська)  Национално знаме на Екваториална Гвинея (Български)  적도 기니의 국기 (한국어)  Päiväntasaajan Guinean lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Guinea Khatulistiwa (Bahasa Indonesia)  Pusiaujo Gvinėjos vėliava (Lietuvių)  Vlajka Rovníkové Guiney (Česky)  Ekvator Ginesi bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Екваторијалне Гвинеје (Српски / Srpski)  Ekvatoriaal-Guinea lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Rovníkovej Guiney (Slovenčina)  Egyenlítői-Guinea zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Ekvatorske Gvineje (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติอิเควทอเรียลกินี (ไทย)  Ekvatoriālās Gvinejas karogs (Latviešu)  Σημαία της Ισημερινής Γουινέας (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Guinea Xích Đạo (Tiếng Việt) 
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