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IVORY COAST FLAG
Code: 965IV - Barcode: 9416199110474


  • Size: 150cm x 90cm (5 feet x 3 feet)
  • 2 x Metal Eyelets
  • The national flag of Ivory Coast (French: drapeau de la Côte d'Ivoire) is a vertical tricolour consisting of equal bands of orange (hoist side), white, and green. The proportions of the flag are 2:3. It is also the national emblem of the Republic of Ivory Coast as affirmed in Article 29 of the Constitution of Ivory Coast in 1960.

    In 1959, when the Ivorian Legislative Assembly adopted the flag, Minister of State Jean Delafosse [Wikidata] stated:

    The National Emblem must be the living symbol of the fatherland:

    orange: recalling the colour of our rich and generous earth; it is the meaning of our struggle, the blood of a young people in its struggle for our emancipation;

    white: peace, but the peace of right;

    green: hope, of course, for others; but for us, the certainty of a better future

    When presenting the colours of the flag to the 1960 constitutional assembly, commissioner Mamadou Coulibaly said:

    the Orange stripe expresses the splendour of national blossoming, while also serving as a reminder of the Northern Savannas. The White stripe glorifies peace in purity and union of hearts, and is the pledge of our success; and the Green stripe, expression of our hope for the future, recalls the luxuriant virgin forest of Ivory Coast, the first great source of national prosperity. The vertical alignment of the stripes symbolises the dynamic youth which heads for the future under the national motto "Union, Discipline and Work."

    Gabriel Rougerie [Wikidata] wrote in 1964, "The flag unites the colours of the three great landscapes of the Ivory Coast: green forest, white lagoon and orange savanna."


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