The Ghanaian Flag

Being one of the first nations to ever declare their independence from European Colonialism, the citizens of a newly forged Ghana knew it would be critical to create a well-designed flag to represent their novel freedom. Ghana gained independence from Great Britain in 1957, and by the end of the year, a designer named Mrs. Theodosia Salome Okoh had created the flag's modern rendition.

Between 1964 and 1966, Ghana's flag endured several alterations, but ultimately it was decided to return to Mrs. Theodosia Okoh's original design.

Ghana's flag consists of four colors: red, gold, green, and black. The colors of red, gold, and green form horizontal lines in the background of the flag, while the black is employed in the form of a perfectly centered star in the middle of the flag (the nation's soccer team call themselves the black stars).

The flag's red color is symbolic of the blood that was spilt by Ghanaian's in their attempt to garner freedom for themselves. In this regard, the red is also symbolic for the African nation's revolutionary attitude. The flag's gold color is representative of the country’s copious amount of mineral resources, and the flag's green color is symbolic for Ghana’s magnificent forests and wildlife.

Ghana is located near the very western edge of Africa, with the Ivory Coast located to its west and Togo located to its east. The country is home to over 24 million citizens. The lush nation's capital is Accra, and the official language of the locale is English.

Ghana stands for "Warrior King".