The flag of Liberia consists of 11 horizontal stripes, alternating red and white colors, with a blue square in the upper left corner that features a white star in the center. The blue square represents freedom, while the white star symbolizes the nation’s status as the first independent republic in Africa. The 11 stripes represent the 11 signers of the Liberian Declaration of Independence, and the red and white colors symbolize courage and moral excellence, respectively.