Sierra Leone Flag Colors, Meaning & History

Sierra Leone flag
Color Palette
Green#1EB23A30, 178, 5883, 0, 67, 30
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0
Blue#0072C60, 114, 198100, 42, 0, 22

The flag of Sierra Leone is a horizontally striped flag with three equal stripes. The top stripe is green. The middle stripe is white, and the bottom stripe is light blue.

Meaning of the flag of Sierra Leone

The green color represents agriculture and the mountains which are the resources of the people and the country. The White color is for unity and justice. The blue color represents the aspiration to contribute to world peace. It also represents the natural harbor of Freetown, which will promote use through its usage.

History of the flag of Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, translated as the “Lion Mountains” was discovered by the Portuguese. Its harbor was used for the slave trade. Sierra Leone was established as a state for freed slaves and was under British rule in the 18th century. In 1914 Sierra Leone gained its coat of arms. The African Americans who were freed during the American Revolutionary War and living in London were sent to live in the country, which became the “Province of Freedom.” The colony raised the Blue Ensign with a local badge. Sierra Leone remained under British rule until 1961 when it proclaimed independence.