The flag of Benin is a horizontal bicolour of the colour yellow at the top of the flag and the colour red at the bottom of the flag, with a green vertical band at the hoist of the flag. The colours of yellow, red and green are Pan-African colours and are said to represent African unity.
The flag of Benin was officially adopted on 16 November 1959 prior to the country achieving its independence from France. At the time, Benin was known as Dahomey, before a 1975 revolution changed the name of the country to Benin and saw a new flag adopted. Upon the collapse of the new regime in 1990, the old flag was re-adopted.
The flag's ratio is 2:3.