The flag of Suriname consists of five horizontal stripes of green, white, red, white, and green. In the center of the flag is a large yellow five-pointed star bordered by a black outline. The green stripes symbolize hope and fertility, the white stripes represent peace, justice, and freedom, and the red stripe represents the blood shed for independence. The yellow star represents the unity of all ethnic groups in Suriname, while the black border around the star represents the African population of the country.