Flag of South Sudan

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South Sudan
Flag of South Sudan.svg
Use National flag
Adopted 9 July 2005
Design A horizontal tricolour of black, red, and green, fimbriated with white stripes; with a blue equilateral triangle based on the hoist side bearing a gold star

The flag of South Sudan was adopted following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended the Second Sudanese Civil War.[1] The flag was previously used as the flag of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement.


The flag bears striking similarities with those of Sudan (from whom Southern Sudan seceded in 2011), and Kenya. It shares the black, white, red, and green of the Sudanese flag (though different symbolism is given to the colours), in addition to having a triangle along the hoist. The horizontal black, white, red, and green bands, fimbriated white, are the same design as the Kenyan flag, and the Pan-African symbolism it conveys.

The Southern Sudanese government also specifies that the colours of the flag are to represent:[2]

  • Black: Black African skin.
  • Red: Blood that was shed by the liberation struggle martyrs.
  • Green: The country's natural resources and verdant land.
  • White: Peace attained after many years of the liberation struggle.
  • Blue: Waters of the Nile River, a source of life for the country.
  • Yellow: The unity of the states making up South Sudan.


A South Sudanese girl waving the flag. 
One of the many flags flown in the capital of South Sudan on Independence Day. 
Standard of the President of South Sudan. 
Flag of the Republic of South Sudan. 
Flag of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (1983). 
Flag of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (1995). 
Flag of the Northern Bureau of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement. 

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