Flag of South Sudan

South Sudan Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesSS, SSD, 728
Official NameRepublic of South Sudan
Government TypePresidential Republic
CurrencySouth Sudanese Pound (SSP)
Calling Code+211
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Intergovernmental Authority on Development
PopulationApproximately 11 million
Total Area619,745 km²
Highest PointKinyeti (3,187 meters, 10,456 feet)
Lowest PointWhite Nile (381 meters, 1,250 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 303
Life Expectancy57 years
Internet TLD.ss

South Sudan National Anthem

South Sudan Oyee!

Oh God, we praise and glorify you
For your grace on South Sudan,
Land of great abundance
Uphold us united in peace and harmony.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the South Sudan Flag

The national flag of South Sudan was adopted on July 9, 2011, the day the country declared independence from Sudan. The design was previously used by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.

The flag consists of six horizontal stripes of black, red, and green, separated by narrow white stripes, along with a blue triangle at the hoist bearing a yellow, five-pointed star. The black stripe represents the people of South Sudan, red stands for blood shed for freedom, and green symbolizes the land. Blue represents the waters of the Nile River, a source of life for the country, while the white stripes signify peace. The star represents the unity of the states making up South Sudan.

The South Sudanese flag is deeply symbolic of the nation’s struggle for independence and its hopes for a peaceful and prosperous future. The flag’s colors and symbols are reflective of African liberation and unity, which resonate with many African nations’ flags.

The adoption of the flag was a significant event, representing the culmination of a long and arduous journey toward independence. It is a symbol of national pride and is prominently displayed across South Sudan. The flag embodies the identity, aspirations, and sovereignty of the world’s youngest nation, signifying its place in the international community and its commitment to forging a unified national identity.