The flag of Suriname consists of five horizontal bands of green (top of the flag, double width), white, red (centre of the flag, quadruple width), white and green (bottom of the flag, double width). At the centre of the flag (in the red band) is a five pointed yellow star. The colours of the Suriname flag have various symbolism - red is said to represent progress, white is said to represent freedom and justice, green is said to represent the fertility of the land. The flag's yellow star is said to represent unity and a golden future.
The flag of Suriname was officially adopted on 25 November 1975 upon the country gaining its independence from the Netherlands. The flag was designed by Jack Pinas, an art teacher and graphic designer, following a flag design competition. The flag's ratio is 2:3.