flag patch Guinea-Bissau
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Backpackflag/Flag patch Guinea-Bissau
Size: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The flag of Guinea-Bissau consists of two equal size horizontal stripes - the top stripe is yellow; and the bottom one is green. On the left side of the flag is a red vertical stripe with a black five-pointed star in the center of it.
History: The Guinea-Bissau flag was adopted on September 24, 1973, the day the country declared independence from Portugal.
Interesting Facts: The Guinea-Bissau flag incorporates the Pan-African colors of red, yellow and green, which have been adopted by many African ex-colonies to symbolize African independence and unity. It is believed the Pan-African colors of the Guinea-Bissau flag originated from the flag of Ethiopia, the oldest independent nation in Africa. (source: worldflags101)