Flag of Gambia

Gambia Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesGM, GMB, 270
Official NameRepublic of The Gambia
Government TypePresidential Republic
CurrencyGambian Dalasi (GMD)
Calling Code+220
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Economic Community of West African States
PopulationApprox. 2.4 million (as of 2023)
Total Area10,689 square kilometers
Highest PointRed Rock (53 meters or 174 feet)
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean (0 meters or 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaApprox. $1,700 (as of 2023)
Life ExpectancyApprox. 62 years (as of 2023)
Internet TLD.gm

Gambia National Anthem

For The Gambia, Our Homeland

For The Gambia, our homeland,
We strive and work and pray,
That all may live in unity,
Freedom and peace each day.
Let justice guide our actions,
Towards the common good,
And join our diverse peoples,
To prove man’s brotherhood.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

Senegal Flag

History of the Gambia Flag

The flag of The Gambia was officially adopted on February 18, 1965, as the country gained independence from British colonial rule. The flag was designed by Louis Thomasi and features five horizontal stripes of red, blue, and green separated by white edges.

The red stripe at the top and bottom represents the sun and the savannahs. The blue stripe symbolizes the Gambia River, which flows through the heart of the country and is a key feature of its geography. The green stripe represents the forests and agricultural land that form a significant part of the Gambian economy.

The use of white lines separating the stripes symbolizes peace and unity among the various peoples of the country. The Gambia’s flag is unique among African nations for its simple yet meaningful design, which avoids the more commonly used Pan-African colors.

The flag is a significant symbol of national pride and identity in The Gambia. It represents the country’s journey to independence, its natural features, and the aspirations of its people for unity and progress. The Gambian flag is flown at government buildings, public events, and international sports and cultural festivals, where it symbolizes the nation’s sovereignty and unity. The flag’s design is a reflection of the country’s peaceful nature and its commitment to a harmonious, diverse society.