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Guinea Bissau

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[Guinea Bissau flag]
by Zeljko Heimer, 23 Oct 2001
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About the flag

Yellow over green bicolour with red vertical stripe at hoist containing a black five-pointed star.
Zeljko Heimer, 23 Oct 2001

The symbolism of this flag is inherited from the symbolism of Ghana, from which it comes: an arrangement of the pan-african colours with the black star of Africa added. Its proportions are, as in the party flag, 1:2.
Jorge Candeias, 02 Nov 1999

Construction details

GB flag specs
by Zeljko Heimer, 23 Oct 2001

The Album 2000 [pay00] says «[CSW/CSW] 1:2~». The construction details are given, but since the overall ratio is approximate, the constr details are inevitably so. The two horizontal stripes are of the same size, of cours,e and the width of the vertical stripe is one third of the total length. The star apears to be inscribed in a circle with the center in the midpoint of the red stripe and of diameter equal to two units used on the scheeme (i.e. 1/3 of hoist).
Zeljko Heimer, 23 Oct 2001

National Aircraft Marking

GB roundel #2
by Zeljko Heimer, 23 Oct 2001

Red roundel with black five-pointed star. Album 2000 [pay00] show the star “throughout”, while [cos98] has it a bit smaller, probably both variations are to be seen.
Zeljko Heimer, 23 Oct 2001

GB roundel #1
by Zeljko Heimer, 23 Oct 2001