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Flag of Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast
Ratio 2:3
Adoption 1959
Design A vertical tricolour of orange, white, and green. [0]
Colors
#F77F00
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#009E60

History

After independence, the Ivory Coast formed a loose alliance of West African states. The flags of these states were influenced both by the Pan-African colours first used by Ghana, and also by the model of the French Tricolour, the flag of the former colonial power. The colours chosen for the Ivory Coast's flag were also used by Niger, with which the Ivory Coast had an alliance. [0]

Meaning

The orange colour stands for the land, the savannah found in the northern part and its fertility, the white represents peace, and the green represents hope and also the forest of the southern part of the country. [1]