Flag of Sierra Leone: meaning and colors

Sierra Leone (Republic of Sierra Leone) – Government located in West Africa. The area of ​​the area form 71.7 thousand. Sq.km., Population of 6.6 million. Human. From the Portuguese language, the name of the country is translated as “Lion Mountains”.

So the modern flag of Sierra Leone:

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History flag of Sierra Leone

The 1st faithful information about Sier Leone belongs to the 16th century. Various African tribes lived in her location.

The first Europeans who visited the region were Portuguese. The British followed them and already in the 1st year of the 19th century, Sier Leone became the colony of Britain. Over the next decades, the whole territory was taken under the control of the British crown.

As with other overseas territories, by the end of the 19th century, a sign was created for the country.

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  • Personal symbolism was the governor.

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  • At the end of 1916, the symbol of the country and the governor accepted the 2nd view.

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Colonial status lasts until 1961, in which it was proclaimed the municipal sovereignty. April 27, 1961. Was raised a new municipal flag.

Within 10 years, at the end of the declaration of independence in the country, not counting this symbol of Elizabeth II for Sierra Leone and the ideal of the governor.

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The cloth is broken by three horizontal stripes of equal width. The colors of strips are distributed in the following sequence: green, white, blue. The width ratio to the length of the ensign is equal to 2:3.

Colors flag of Sierra Leone

On the flag of Sierra Leone, three colors are used:

  1. Green;
  2. White;
  3. Blue.

Meaning colors flag of Sierra Leone

The colors of the flag of the republic symbolize:

  1. Green – Natural Resources, Mountains, Agriculture;
  2. Blue – chasing heaven and hope for peaceful times;
  3. White – unity and legality.

Other flags

The country’s Presidential Standard has been established and approved and approved.

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An identification sign (Roundel) for the republican army, there is an emblem having a round shape.

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  • Naval Flag:

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Interesting facts about the flag

The Sierra Leon Official Flag is used for incurred commercial ships, due to the fact that in comfortable for implementation.

Non-specialized information about Sierra Leone

Official language English
Capital Freetown
Territory 71 740 km2
Population 5 363 669 people
Currency Leone
Telephone code +232
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