The symbolic meanings of the national Flag of the Gambia which is a horizontal triband, of Red, Blue and Green, each band of colour is separated by a narrow band of white and its was designed by Louise Thomas.
The colours of the flag carry cultural, political, and regional meanings. The blue alludes to the river Gambia which is the nation’s key feature and is where the country derives its name from. The red evokes the sun given the Gambia’s close proximity to the equator as well as the savannah while the thin white stripes represent “unity and peace.
The green epitomizes the forest and the agricultural goods that the Gambian people are heavily dependent on, both for exports and their personal use.