Flag of Benin

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UseNational flag and ensign
AdoptedAugust 1, 1990
DesignA green field with a red star in the canton.
Variant flag of Benin
UseNational flag and ensign Small vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag Flag of People's Republic of Benin (1975-1990)
DesignA horizontal bicolor of yellow and red with a green vertical band at the hoist.

The national flag of Benin was adopted in 1959. It was changed after the Marxist regime started in 1975. When that regime ended the old design was reintroduced on August 1, 1990. The colours are the traditional Pan-African colours : green symbolizes hope, yellow symbolizes wealth and red symbolizes courage.