Flag of Guinea

Guinea Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesGN, GIN, 324
Official NameRepublic of Guinea
Government TypePresidential Republic
CurrencyGuinean Franc (GNF)
Calling Code+224
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Economic Community of West African States
PopulationApproximately 13 million (as of 2023)
Total Area245,857 square kilometers
Highest PointMount Nimba (1,752 meters or 5,748 feet)
Lowest PointAtlantic Ocean (0 meters or 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaApproximately $1,100 USD
Life ExpectancyAround 61 years
Internet TLD.gn

Guinea National Anthem

Liberté (Liberty)

People of Africa! The historic past!
Sing the hymn of a Guinea proud and young
Illustrious deeds glorify your name
And sound the trumpet of your dead
In order that your children
Tired of living in slavery
Might at last live in brotherhood • And proclaim the unity
Of Africa and of the world • Patriots of Guinea, our hands united
Fill the sacred task of building
The strong, happy Guinea that we hold dear
And let Africa be united

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Guinea Flag

The national flag of Guinea was officially adopted on November 10, 1958, shortly after the country gained independence from France. The flag features three vertical stripes of red, yellow, and green, colors that are part of the Pan-African movement, symbolizing the people’s sacrifice (red), sun and desert (yellow), and vegetation (green). These colors are also seen in the flags of many other African nations, representing a shared vision of unity and independence across the continent.

The design of Guinea’s flag was influenced by the French Tricolor and the Pan-African colors championed by Ghanaian leader Kwame Nkrumah. Guinea was among the first African nations to adopt these colors, reflecting the widespread spirit of liberation and pan-Africanism prevalent in the mid-20th century.

The flag of Guinea has remained unchanged since its adoption, enduring through various political changes and symbolizing the nation’s stability and identity. It represents the aspirations of the Guinean people for freedom and unity, both within the nation and as part of the larger African continent. The adoption of the flag was a critical step in Guinea’s journey towards establishing its national identity and asserting its place in the international community.