Flag of Benin

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Benin
Flag of Benin.svg
Use National flag and ensign National flag and ensign
Adopted August 1, 1990
Design A green field with a red star in the canton.
Flag of Benin (1975-1990).svg
Variant flag of Benin
Use National flag and ensign National flag and ensign Design used in the past, but now abandoned Flag of People's Republic of Benin (1975-1990)
Design A 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.