State of the Republic of Niger flag was adopted in 1959 and is an essential symbol of the country along with the coat of arms and anthem.
Description and proportions of the flag of Niger
Rectangular flag of the flag of Niger typicalthe absolute majority of the independent states of the world. Only its proportions are slightly different from the usual norms. The width of the flag of Nigeria very little inferior to its length, and the ratio of their reflected proportion 6: 7.
Niger Flag looks typical tricolor. It is divided into three equal horizontal fields. The upper band has a bright orange color, medium - white, and the bottom of the flag - light green. In the center of the white flag at its portion applied orange circular disk, which coincides with the top field color.
Flag of Niger, according to the law of the country, can be used for all purposes on land. It can be raised and government organizations, and private individuals.
Orange Niger flag field represents the desertSahara, the territory of which the state is located. The green color of the flag - the color not only oases in the desert, making it possible to engage in agriculture, but also the color of hope for a better future. The white field of the Niger flag - a symbol of purity and simple thoughts of the people of Niger. Orange disc in the center of the flag symbolizes the sun that brings life to our planet and prosperity.
Flag of Nigeria presented and the coat of arms of the Republic,the center of which is the heraldic shield of white. The shield applied gold head of zebu and the sun on it. To the left of the image of the sun on the arms placed arrow with two crossed swords, and the right - the inflorescence. The background for the board are four Niger flag folds that fell on the white strip at the bottom of the emblem. On it was inscribed the name of the state.
Niger Flag repeats colors and alternating stripes on the flag of India, but it is a mere coincidence.
History of Niger flag
Getting the French colonization of Niger had to1900. Received in 1946 the status of an overseas territory within the French Union, Niger flag was typical of all the controlled territories. On the panel at the flagpole located at Kryzhi flag of France, and to the right - the coat of arms of Niger.
After becoming in 1958 the Autonomous Republic of Nigerbegins drafting the constitution and the official symbols of the country - the coat of arms and flag. November 23, 1959 Niger flag is approved officially, and in 1960, the country's first president, and there she finds the ultimate sovereignty.