Flag of Ghana


    Ghana Flag fast facts
    Designer: Theodosia Okoh
    Adopted: 1957
    Proportion (width:length): 2:3
    Inspiration for: flag of Guinea-Bissau






    Ghana Flag - Information
    The national flag of Ghana consists of three equal horizontal bands - red (top), yellow, and green (bottom) - with a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band.




    Ghana Flag - colors meaning/symbolism
    Red symbolizes the blood of those who died in the country's struggle for independence from the United Kingdom
    Yellow represents the country's mineral wealth
    Green stands for country's rich forests and natural wealth
    Black Star is the lodestar of African freedom and symbolizes African emancipation
    Ghana flag history and facts
    The flag was designed by Theodosia Okoh. It was first adopted in 1957 and was flown until 1962, and then reinstated in 1966. The Ghanaian flag was the second African flag after the flag of the Ethiopian Empire to feature these colours. The black star was adopted from the flag of the Black Star Line, a shipping line incorporated by Marcus Garvey that operated from 1919 to 1922, and gives the Ghana national football team their nickname, the Black Stars. The flag's design influenced that of the flag of Guinea-Bissau.
    Ghana flag history



    The Ashanti Kingdom used a horizontal tricolour of gold, black, green with narrow white bands separating black from gold and green and a Golden Stool on the black band in the middle of flag. Ashanti absolute monarchy throne, the Golden Stool, had been the Ashanti people's symbol of unity and sunsum (soul).







    The British Gold Coast was formed after the British government seized privately held lands and invaded local Kingdoms. The flag of the Gold Coast has a blue field with Union Jack at the canton and an elephant standing in front of a palm-tree between green mountains. The initials "G.C." (for Gold Coast) were below the elephant







    The Gold Coast region declared independence from the United Kingdom on 6 March 1957 and established the nation of Ghana. It adopted a new flag has a horizontal triband of red, gold, and green, charged with a black star in the center








    Ghana and Guinea formed the Union of Independent African States in 1959 and in 1960 Mali joined the union that had been renamed the Union of African States. The flag of the Union was modelled on Bolivia's flag, but with two black stars, representing Ghana and Guinea. In May 1959, a third star was added as Mali joined the Union




    In 1962, prior to the dissolution of the Union the following year, Ghana adopted a variant of the 1957 tricolour with white in the place of yellow, after the colours of Kwame Nkrumah's ruling Convention People's Party, and similar to the flag of Hungary.










    The original 1957 flag was reinstated in 1966 following Nkrumah's overthrow in a coup d'├ętat. The current flag consists of the Pan-African colours of red, yellow, and green, in horizontal stripes, with a black five-pointed star in the centre of the yellow stripe.

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