SENEGEL

A Commitment to Ethical Practices and Good Governance

National Symbols

Flag
Flag of Senegal

The flag of Senegal is a tricolor consisting of three vertical green, yellow and red bands charged with a five-pointed green star at the center. Adopted in 1960 to replace the flag of the Mali Federation, it has been the flag of the Republic of Senegal since the country gained independence that year.

Coat of Arms
Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of Senegal is the heraldic device consisting of a shield charged with a lion on the left half and a baobab tree on the right, flanked by palm branches and topped with a five-pointed green star at the top. Adopted five years after Senegal gained independence, it has been the coat of arms of the Republic of Senegal since 1965.

National Anthem

"Pincez tous vos koras, frappez les balafons" known also as "Le Lion rouge" is the national anthem of Senegal. It was adopted in 1960. The lyrics were written by Léopold Sédar Senghor, who became Senegal's first president.

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