Flag of Ghana

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Flag of Ghana
national flag
Inception1957 Edit
Dey apply to jurisdictionGhana Edit
Genrehorizontal triband, Pan-African flag Edit
Aspect ratio (W:H)3:2 Edit
Colorred, gold, green, black Edit
Depictsfield, five-pointed star Edit
Designed byTheodosia Okoh Edit
Dissolved, abolished or demolished date1964 Edit
Unicode character🇬🇭 Edit

The flag of Ghana was officially adopted in March of the year 1957. The colors of the Ghana flag are red, yellow, green and black, which is thus similar to many African countries that adopted these colors after gaining their independence. The red color in the flag symbolizes the blood of sacrifice which is from our fore fathers for independence, and the yellow color symbolizes mineral deposits The green color represents the forestry and the vegetation of Ghana, and the black star in the flag symbolizes a free African continent which also deepest the color of Africans[1].

History[edit | edit source]

Ghanaian government flag, adopted in 1957, until 1962. Like, when the country was formed into the Union of African Nations, the Union flag was similar to the flag of Bolivia, but with two black stars, representing the countries. In May 1959, a third star was added. Locating how the stars were arranged, it is possible that they were arranged in a triangle, although a three-in-one formation in a line is more likely.

In 1962, before the dissolution of the Federation the following year, Ghana adopted a variant of the 1957 tricolor with white in place of yellow, after the colors of Kwame Nkrumah's ruling party People's Convention and modeled on the flag of Hungary. The original 1957 flag was reintroduced in 1966 after Nkrumah's overthrow at the National Liberation Council[2].

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.britannica.com/topic/United-Gold-Coast-Convention
  2. https://doi.org/10.3133%2Fpp656