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Flag of Guinea

Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 10 November 1958
Design: A vertical tricolour of red, yellow and green
The national flag of Guinea was adopted on November 10, 1958.

The colors of the flag were adapted from those of the Rassemblement Démocratique Africain, the dominant movement at the time of independence. The colors were in turn derived from those of the flag of Ghana, which had first adopted them in 1957. Sékou Touré, the first President of Guinea, was a close associate of Kwame Nkrumah, the former president of Ghana.

Red symbolizes the blood of the martyrs who died from slavery and wars, yellow represents the sun and the riches of the country, and green the country's vegetation. In keeping with other flags in the region, the Pan-African movement's colors of red, yellow, and green are used.

The design is a tricolor. The colors of the flag from left to right are the reverse of the flag of Mali. The previous flag of Rwanda, whose design was inspired by the flag of the Kingdom of Rwanda, had a large black R to make it distinguishable from the near-identical flag of Guinea.

Republic of Guinea

République de Guinée (French)
Flag of Guinea
Motto: "Travail, Justice, Solidarité" (French)
"Work, Justice, Solidarity"
Anthem: Liberté (French)
Location of Guinea (dark blue) – in Africa (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Guinea (dark blue)

– in Africa (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union (light blue)

Location of Guinea
and largest city
9°31′N 13°42′W / 9.517°N 13.700°W / 9.517; -13.700
Official languages French




Ethnic groups

36.0% Mandinka

24.0% Fula

20.0% Susu

6.0% Kissi

6.0% Kpelle

8.0% others

Demonym(s) Guinean
Government Unitary presidential republic
• President
Alpha Condé
• Prime Minister
Ibrahima Kassory Fofana
Legislature National Assembly
• from France
2 October 1958
• Total
245,836 km2 (94,918 sq mi) (77th)
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
12,395,924 (81st)
• 2014 census
• Density
40.9/km2 (105.9/sq mi) (164th)
GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate
• Total
$26.451 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
• Total
$9.183 billion
• Per capita
Gini (2012) 33.7
HDI (2017) Increase 0.459
low · 175th
Currency Guinean franc (GNF)
Time zone UTC+0 (GMT)
Driving side right
Calling code +224
ISO 3166 code GN
Internet TLD .gn

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