The flag of Ghana is a horizontal tricolour featuring the colours (from the top of the flag to the bottom of the flag) red, yellow and green. At the centre of the flag is a five-pointed black star. The flag's yellow colour is said to represent Ghana's mineral wealth, the flag's red colour is said to represent blood shed in fighting for freedom and the flag's green colour is said to represent Ghana's forests. The black star at the centre of the flag symbolises African freedom.
The flag of Ghana was officially adopted on 6 March 1957 following the country gaining its independence from Britain. The flag of Ghana is credited as introducing the Pan-African colours into African flag colours and inspiring the design of many other African flags during a period of decolonisation. The flag was designed by local artist Theodosia Okoh.
The flag's ratio is 2:3.