The national Flag of Guinea-Bissau,Was officially adopted on September 24, 1973, when the country attained independence from Portugal. The flag is based on the flag of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde and features two equal horizontal bands of yellow and green with a vertical red band on the hoist side. There is a black five-pointed star centred in the red band. The flag of Guinea-Bissau resembles the Ghanaian flag except that the red band on the flag of Ghana is horizontally designed and the black star is placed at the centre of the yellow band.
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