In 1959 the national symbol of the country was in process of adoption the president of the Legislative Assembly said that the national symbol had to be the living symbol of the native land.
The meaning of the national colors
Orange means at the same time natural richness of the country and the blood shed by patriots during the struggle for the national independence. White is like usual a symbol of clear and innocent thoughts but also the desire to struggle for the truth. Green means the hope for the better future that people have. It is also written in the Constitution of the State that green is a symbol of forests situated all over the country and being one of the most valuable resources of the country. White stripe has the other meaning of white lagoons sitiated all over the country and orange is a symbol of numerous savanas especially in the south of the country. This flag seems to be similar to the Irish tricolor and that as a subject of the international discussions. But he specialists think they are different enough and there is no need to change.
Total area:322,463 km2
Formation:7. 8. 1960
Currency:west african cfa franc (XOF)