The Djibouti flag consists of two equal sized horizontal stripes of blue on the top and green on the bottom of the flag. There is a white horizontal isosceles triangle on the left of the Djibouti flag which points to the middle. In the center of the triangle there is a red five-pointed star. The white triangle stands for peace. The blue stripe represents the sea and sky and the green stripe symbolizes earth. The red star stands for unity. The Djibouti flag was adopted on June 27, 1977, the same day the country gained independence from France. The national flag of Djibouti was designed by Mr. Mahamoud Harbi, an independentist leader. The country's national emblem was designed by artist Hassan Robleh.