The Gambian flag is a horizontal triband, each band of colour is separated by a narrow band of white. The used colors in the flag are blue, green, red, white. The proportion of the Gambian flag is 2:3. The Flag of the Gambia was adopted in 1965. The first use of the current flag design was in 1965. The last change to the current Gambian flag design was in 1965.
The Gambia was granted self-governance in 1963. The defaced blue ensign continued to be used until full independence was granted in 1965. The winning design for the new flag was created by Louis Thomasi, who worked as an accountant. It is one of the few African flags that does not utilize the colours of the country’s leading political party, since its design “has no political basis”. It was first hoisted at midnight on February 18, 1965, the day the Gambia became an independent country. In 1982, the Gambia formed a confederation with Senegal, which lasted for seven years before its dissolution in 1989. However, this closer union did not result in change of national symbols, and the Gambian flag continued to be flown during this time.[