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South Sudan
Flag of South Sudan.svg
Use National flag National flag
Proportion 3:5
Adopted 9 July 2005
Design A horizontal tricolour of black, white-edged red, and green with a blue equilateral triangle bearing a gold star on the hoist side

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.

Description

The flag bears striking similarities with both the flags of Sudan (from which 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 chevron along the hoist. The horizontal black, white, red, and green bands of the flag share the same design as the Kenyan flag, and the Pan-African symbolism thereof.

The Southern Sudanese government also specifies that the colours of the flag are to represent the South Sudanese people (black), peace (white), the blood shed for freedom (red), the land (green), and the waters of the Nile (blue - appearing in the chevron). The gold star, the Star of Bethlehem,[citation needed] represents unity of the states of South Sudan.[2][3]

The flag of South Sudan is only the second national flag that contains six colors outside of a seal or brocade, the flag of South Africa being the only other one.

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