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Flag of Niger
Niger
Adopted November 23, 1959 [1]
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 6:7 [2]

The flag of Niger consists of three equal horizontal bands of orange (top), white, and green with a small orange disk (representing the sun) centred in the white band; similar to the flag of India, which has a blue spoked wheel centred in the white band. [3]

Vexilollogists typically depict the flag of Niger as having aspect ratio 6:7. In practice flags with aspect ratio 2:3, 3:5, or 1:2 are often used. No information about which aspect ratio is officially preferred is available.

SymbolismEdit

  • The top orange band of the flag of Niger represents the Savannah grasslands that lie in the northern regions of the Sahara Desert.
  • The white colour is symbolic of purity as well as innocence.
  • The green band stands for the country's rainforests and the Niger River.
  • The orange disc in the middle of the white band signifies the celestial sun as well as the eagerness of the state to protect its freedom.

Niger's flag is a tricolour, in common with other former dependencies and colonies of France.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Niger Flag at Maps of World.com
  2. Niger at Flags of the World
  3. Flag of Niger at CIA World Factbook
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