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Benin Flag:
Flag of Benin

Benin's flag was officially adopted on November 16, 1959.

The color green recalls hope and revival, red the courage of ancestors, and yellow the on-going preservation of the country's wealth.

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Benin Coat of Arms:
Flag of Benin

Benin's coat of arms was adopted in 1990, and is composed of two leopards supporting a shield. Divided into four quadrants, the top left contains a castle (representative of Benin's history), the top right features the Star of Benin, below is a ship (symbolizing the arrival of the Europeans), and the bottom left is a palm tree.

Above the shield are two horns filled with corn and sand, which symbolizes prosperity.

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.