Gambia Flag Colors, Meaning & History

Gambia flag
Color Palette
Red#CE1126206, 17, 380, 92, 82, 19
Blue#0C1C8C12, 28, 14091, 80, 0, 45
Green#3A772858, 119, 4051, 0, 66, 53
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0

The flag of Gambia is made of three horizontal bands. The top band is colored red. A thin white stripe separates the top band from the middle blue band, then a thin white stripe separates the middle blue stripe from the bottom red stripe.

Meaning of Gambia flag

The red color represents the sun that shines brightly in Gambia. The blue represents the river of Gambia, an important natural resource in the country that provides life and sustenance for the Gambian people.   The green stands for the vegetation of the country and its green lands, in addition to its agricultural produce such as peanuts and grains.  The white represents purity and peace.

History of Gambia Flag

The Gambia was a British colony that raised the Union Jack with a special badge. The badge had a yellow disk bearing an elephant and a palm tree with hills and the sky in the background. There was also the initial letter of the colonial name Gambia. Gambia proclaimed its independence in 1965, and the modern flag of red, blue, and green with thin white stripes was adopted as a symbol of the newly independent country. The current flag was designed by Louis Thomasi and was inspired by the Gambian Coat of Arms colors.