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Flag of South Sudan

South Sudan
Ratio 1:2
Adoption 2005
Design A horizontal tricolour of black, red, and green, fimbriated with white stripes; with a blue equilateral triangle based on the hoist side bearing a gold star. [0]
Colors
#0F47AF
#000000
#DA121A
#078930
#FFFFFF
#FCDD09

History

The flag of South Sudan was adopted following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended the Second Sudanese Civil War. The flag was previously used as the flag of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement. [0]

Meaning

The Southern Sudanese government specifies that the colours of the flag are to represent. Black represents Black African skin. Red represents the blood that was shed by the liberation struggle martyrs. Green represents the country's natural resources and verdant land. White represents peace attained after many years of the liberation struggle. Blue represents waters of the Nile River, a source of life for the country. Yellow represents the unity of the states making up South Sudan. [0]