National flag - Flag of Guinea-Bissau

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Flag of Guinea-Bissau

The national flag of Guinea-Bissau was adopted in 1973 when independence from Portugal was proclaimed.

Like the former flag of Cape Verde, the flag is based on that of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC). The party was established in 1956 to peacefully campaign for independence from Portugal during its Estado Novo regime, but turned to armed conflict in the 1960s and was one of the belligerents in the 1963–74 Guinea-Bissau War of Independence. It is still the dominant party in Guinea-Bissau. The PAIGC party flag was derived from that of Ghana, which was the first design to use the Pan-African combination of red, yellow, green, and black in 1957.

In the Ghanaian view, the black star stands for the unity of Africa. Red stands for the blood shed during the struggle for independence, yellow stands for the sun, and green represents hope.

The flag features the traditional Pan-African colors of gold, green, red, and also the Black Star of Africa. The flag's design is heavily influenced by the flag of Ghana. The colors have the same meanings: specifically, the red is for the blood of martyrs, green for forests, and gold for mineral wealth.

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Flag of Guinea-Bissau

Country - Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau, officially the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (República da Guiné-Bissau ), is a country in West Africa that covers 36125 km2 with an estimated population of.

Guinea-Bissau was once part of the kingdom of Gabu, as well as part of the Mali Empire. Parts of this kingdom persisted until the 18th century, while a few others were under some rule by the Portuguese Empire since the 16th century. In the 19th century, it was colonized as Portuguese Guinea. Upon independence, declared in 1973 and recognised in 1974, the name of its capital, Bissau, was added to the country's name to prevent confusion with Guinea (formerly French Guinea). Guinea-Bissau has a history of political instability since independence, and no elected president has successfully served a full five-year term.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  Guinea 
  •  Senegal 


Flag of Guinea-Bissau (English)  Bandiera della Guinea-Bissau (Italiano)  Vlag van Guinee-Bissau (Nederlands)  Drapeau de la Guinée-Bissau (Français)  Flagge Guinea-Bissaus (Deutsch)  Bandeira da Guiné-Bissau (Português)  Флаг Гвинеи-Бисау (Русский)  Bandera de Guinea-Bisáu (Español)  Flaga Gwinei Bissau (Polski)  几内亚比绍国旗 (中文)  Guinea-Bissaus flagga (Svenska)  ギニアビサウの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Гвінеї-Бісау (Українська)  Национално знаме на Гвинея-Бисау (Български)  기니비사우의 국기 (한국어)  Guinea-Bissaun lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Guinea-Bissau (Bahasa Indonesia)  Bisau Gvinėjos vėliava (Lietuvių)  Guinea-Bissaus flag (Dansk)  Vlajka Guineje-Bissau (Česky)  Gine-Bissau bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Гвинеје Бисао (Српски / Srpski)  Guinea-Bissau lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Guiney-Bissau (Slovenčina)  Bissau-Guinea zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Gvineje Bisau (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติกินี-บิสเซา (ไทย)  Gvinejas-Bisavas karogs (Latviešu)  Σημαία της Γουινέας-Μπισσάου (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Guiné-Bissau (Tiếng Việt)