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Flag of Guinea-Bissau

Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 1:2
Adopted: September 24, 1973
Design: One vertical red line on the hoist side charged with a black five-pointed star; two horizontal lines on the fly side (yellow and green)
The national flag of Guinea-Bissau was adopted in 1973 when independence from Portugal was proclaimed.

Portuguese Guinea

Names: Bandeira das Quinas (Flag of the Five Escutcheons), Bandeira Verde-Rubra (Green-Red Flag)
Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 30 June 1911
Relinquished: 23 September 1973
Design: A 2:3 vertically striped bicolour of green and red, with the lesser coat of arms of Portugal centred over the colour boundary
Design
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.

Republic of Guinea-Bissau

República da Guiné-Bissau (Portuguese)
Flag of Guinea-Bissau
Flag
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Emblem
Motto:
"Unidade, Luta, Progresso" (Portuguese)
"Unity, Struggle, Progress"
Anthem:
Esta é a Nossa Pátria Bem Amada (Portuguese)
This is Our Beloved Homeland
Location of Guinea-Bissau (dark blue) – in Africa (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Guinea-Bissau (dark blue)

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

Location of Guinea-Bissau
Capital
and largest city
Bissau
11°52′N 15°36′W / 11.867°N 15.600°W / 11.867; -15.600
Official languages Portuguese
Recognised national languages Upper Guinea Creole
Ethnic groups

22.5% Balanta

28.5% Fula

8.3% Manjaca

14.7% Mandinka

9.1% Papel

>1% others

Demonym(s) Bissau-Guinean
Government Unitary semi-presidential republic
• President
José Mário Vaz
Prime Minister
Aristides Gomes
Legislature National People's Assembly
Independencefrom Portugal
• Declared
24 September 1973
• Recognized
10 September 1974
Area
• Total
36,125 km2 (13,948 sq mi) (134th)
• Water (%)
22.4
Population
• 2016 estimate
1,815,698 (148th)
• Density
46.9/km2 (121.5/sq mi) (154th)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$3.391 billion
• Per capita
$1,951
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$1.480 billion
• Per capita
$851
Gini (2002) 35
medium
HDI (2017) Increase 0.455
low · 177th
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone UTC+0 (GMT)
Driving side right
Calling code +245
Internet TLD .gw

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