Flag of Togo

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Flag of Togo

Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 1:1.618
Adopted: 8 April 1960
Design: Five equal horizontal bands of green (top and bottom) alternating with yellow; with a red canton bearing a white five-pointed star
Designed by: Paul Ahyi
The flag of Togo is the national flag, ensign, and naval jack of Togo. It has five equal horizontal bands of green (top and bottom) alternating with yellow. There is a white five-pointed star on a red square in the upper hoist-side corner. It uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia, but the design resembles the flag of Liberia which itself echoes the flag of the United States.

History
The flag was designed by artist Paul Ahyi and approximates a golden rectangle closely. Ahyi (January 15, 1930 – January 4, 2010) was regarded as among the greatest of African artists of his generation. Born in Togo, Ahyi graduated from the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1959 and returned to Togo. He designed the flag of Togo while working on other contemporary works. The flag was adopted on April 28, 1960 and is still in use. During France's rule over Togo from 1957 to 1958, the flag of French Togo was used. After Togo's independence, the first Flag of Togo was used from 1958 to 1960.

Symbolism
The four colors (green, red, white and yellow) are the Pan-African colors.

The colors of the flag are meant to symbolize

Red: Represents blood shed by Martyrs to gain independence
White: Represents hope, star of hope
Green: Represents the forests, Agriculture, nature, and overall hope for the future
Yellow: Represents natural resources of the country


République togolaise (French)
Flag of Togo
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Emblem
Motto: "Travail, Liberté, Patrie" (French)
"Work, Liberty, Homeland"
Anthem: "Terre de nos aïeux" (French)
(English: "Land of our ancestors")
Location of Togo (dark blue) in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Togo (dark blue)

in the African Union (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Lomé
6°7′N 1°13′E / 6.117°N 1.217°E / 6.117; 1.217
Official languages French
Recognised national languages Ewe • Kabiyé
Ethnic groups
99% Ewe, Kabye, Tem, Gourma, and 33 other African groups
1% European, Syrio-Lebanese
Demonym(s) Togolese
Government Unitary dominant-party presidential republic
• President
Faure Gnassingbé
• Prime Minister
Komi Sélom Klassou
Legislature National Assembly
Independence
• from France
27 April 1960
Area
• Total
56,785 km2 (21,925 sq mi) (123rd)
• Water (%)
4.2
Population
• 2017 estimate
7,965,055 (99th)
• 2010 census
6,337,000
• Density
125.9/km2 (326.1/sq mi) (93rde)
GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate
• Total
$12.433 billion (150th)
• Per capita
$1,468
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
• Total
$4.797 billion
• Per capita
$621
Gini (2011) Negative increase 46
high
HDI (2017) Increase 0.503
low · 165th
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Time zone UTC+0 (GMT)
Driving side right
Calling code +228
ISO 3166 code TG
Internet TLD .tg

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