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Flag of Biafra

This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Flag of Biafra.

Image of the Flag of Biafra

The flag of the former Republic of Biafra consists of a horizontal tricolour of red, black, and green, charged with a golden rising sun over a golden bar.

Red represented the blood of those massacred in the north. Black is for mourning them and in remembrance. Green is for prosperity and the half of a yellow/golden sun stands for a glorious future. The sun has eleven rays, representing the eleven provinces of Biafra.

It was also the inspiration for the flag of the short-lived Republic of Benin (consisting of the Biafran-occupied Mid-Western region).

It is based on the pan-African flag designed by Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League It should not be confused with the similar-looking flag of Malawi.

Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Closed shape, Colorful, Contains straight lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Flags.

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