The Ivory Coast adopted this flag in 1959, just before independence. Its design is based on the Pan-African colors and the tricolor of France, a former colonial power. The colors on this flag were also used by Niger, which had formed an alliance with the Ivory Coast. Orange represents the land, the Savannah in the country’s north and its fertility. White symbolizes peace. Green represents hope and the forests to in country’s south.
This flag is dyed on silky, lustrous rayon and is hemmed and mounted to a 10 in. black pole that includes a gold-painted spear. Base not included.