The national flag was officialy adopted in 1979. On the field there is five starts representing the unity of the country mainland and five stars.
The flag is a tricolor with gren white and red stripes and a blue triangle at the left part of the flag. Each color used in flag has a symbolic meaning: green is a symbol of nature of the territory and of agriculture a very important area for the country`s life. Blue band is a traditional symbol of ocean and red like everywhere symbolises blood shed by patriots during their struggle for independence.
The national flag was flown for the first time in 1968 soon after the country got independence. But in 1973 a political regime was changed and a slightly different desighn of the flag as used till9. The difference was in the national emblem duriing this period it conisted of several elements a sword and a chicken. In 1979 an original design was restored: a shied with a national moto written in the white stripe is used sinse then.
Total area:28,051 km2
Formation:12. 10. 1968
Currency:central african cfa franc (XAF)