Flag of Nigeria
The national flag of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is an essential symbol of the country along with its anthem and coat of arms. He was officially raised for the first time in 1960.
Description and proportions of the flag of Nigeria
Nigerian flag rectangular panel has twocolors. It is divided into three vertical stripes of equal width, the average of which is applied to white and two extreme - green. The proportion of the flag's width to its length is 2: 3.
Green cloth Nigeria flag symbolizes its forest resources, and the white field reminds us of the importance of the world for the development of the country and the heavy price that peaceful life has got to this state.
Naval flag of Nigeria iswhite rectangle. On the upper quarter of the Navy flag nearest the flagpole, is a depiction of the national flag of Nigeria. The right half of the white box containing a logo oval blue enclosed in a gold frame. On a blue field emblem depicts a white anchor, which - standing eagle red. This bird is a symbol of Nigerians and displayed on the state emblem of the country.
Nigeria has access to the sea and, like any other seaPower, and a merchant fleet. Flag merchant fleet Nigeria looks like a rectangular cloth of red. In the upper quarter of the state located at the base of a three-band flag of the country.
History of Nigeria flag
In the days of colonial ruleUK Nigerian flag is a rectangular cloth of blue, the top of which a quarter held at the base of the flag of Great Britain. On the right side of the blue cloth was applied emblem of Nigeria, which looked like a six-pointed star green. In the center of its two crossed triangles located royal crown, made of white color. The six-pointed star has become a symbol of colonial Nigeria, owing to the first governor of the country, which saw her picture on one of the pitchers belonging to the Emir Kontagory.
In 1960, Nigeria gained its independence from theBritish colonial rule, and officially adopted a new flag. author of the project was a student of Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi the version that is assumed but three vertical stripes on the flag and the sun is still applied to the white box. The jury accepted his project, eliminating image of the sun, and the Nigerian flag is no longer changed since 1960.