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For its' north counterpart, see Sudan.
Flag of South Sudan
South Sudan.svg
Adopted March 22, 2011[1]
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 1:2

The flag of South Sudan is an equal horizontal tricolour of black, red, and green, with a blue pile superimposed with a yellow 5-pointed star.

History[]

The flag originally appeared in 2005 as a symbol of the Sudanese People's Liberation Front. It was adopted as the national flag after South Sudan proclaimed its independence from Sudan in 2011.

Symbolism[]

According to the official sources, the colours symbolize the following:

  • Red: Blood that was shed by the liberation struggle martyrs.
  • White: Peace attained after many years of the liberation struggle.
  • Blue: Waters of the Nile River, a source of life for the country.
  • Green: The countries natural resources.
  • Black: Black African skin.
  • Yellow: Star guiding the country and its citizens.[2]

The flag seems to be a combination of the design of the flag of Sudan (of which South Sudan was a part until 2011), and the colour scheme of the flag of Kenya (which is ethnically close to South Sudan).

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