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Flag Description

Two equal horizontal bands of yellow (top) and green with a vertical red band on the hoist side; there is a black five-pointed star centered in the red band; yellow symbolizes the sun; green denotes hope; red represents blood shed during the struggle for independence; the black star stands for African unity
note: uses the popular Pan-African colors of Ethiopia; the flag design was heavily influenced by the Ghanaian flag.

Independence / Republic Days
Independence from Portugal
- Declared 24 September 1973
- Recognized 10 September 1974


Calling code

West African CFA franc (XOF)

Geographic Coordinates
11°52'N 15°36'W

Official languages

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