The flag of Liberia features a horizontal design with 11 horizontal stripes alternating between red and white. These stripes represent the 11 signatories of the Liberian Declaration of Independence. The top left corner (hoist side) bears a blue square with a white star in the center. This symbolizes the guiding light of freedom and the nation’s aspiration for a brighter future. The blue color represents fidelity and loyalty. The white star signifies purity and the state’s commitment to freedom and equality.
Adopted in 1847, the Liberia flag reflects Liberia’s unique position as one of Africa’s oldest republics. The symbol also reflects Liberia’s historical ties to the United States, as freed American slaves founded the country.