The national flag of Ghana was adopted in 1957 and flown until 1962. In 1966 it was readopted.
The flag has a traditional design for Pan African country. It represents a tricolor with green, red and yellow stripes. In the center there is a black five pointed star.
Colors of the national flag have traditional for heraldic meaning. Red like in all African countries represents the blood of the victims who shed their blood in their struggle for independence. Green is the symbol of the fact that the country is rich in forests and other natural resources. A black star means an African emancipation.
In 1961 when Botswana and Mali joined the country and formed a confederation a flag was changed. A color shape remained the same but three stars were added to the flag. In 1964 a referendum was held and a new variant was adopted.
Total area:238,533 km2
Formation:6. 3. 1957
Currency:ghanaian cedi (GHS)