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Flag of Nigeria

Nigeria
Ratio 1:2
Adoption 1960
Design A vertical bicolour triband of green, white and green. [0]
Colors
#008753
#FFFFFF

History

The designer of the national flag was Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, a twenty-three-year-old student. He was studying at Norwich Technical College in England when he saw an advertisement in a newspaper that submissions were being accepted for the design of a new National flag. The original submission had a red radiating sun badge in the center triptych of one white vertical with a green vertical on each side. After the badge was removed by the judges, the flag has remained unchanged. It was first officially used on October 1, 1960, Nigeria's Independence Day. [0]

Meaning

The color green represents the forests and abundant natural wealth of the country, white stands for peace and unity. [1]