The flag of Gambia features five horizontal stripes of equal width, arranged in the following sequence from top to bottom: red, narrow white, blue, narrow white, and green. Each color holds symbolic significance deeply rooted in the nation’s history and natural landscape.

The red stripe represents the sun’s intense heat, as well as the savannas and forests that cover the Gambian landscape. The blue stripe symbolizes the Gambia River, which flows through the heart of the country. The green stripe signifies the lush vegetation and agricultural richness of the land. The two narrow white stripes serve as symbols of peace and unity. They emphasize Gambia’s commitment to harmony and cohesion among its diverse population.