The flag of Togo was designed by Aheyi Paul and it has been adopted in 1960. It consists of five horizontal stripes altering between green and orange-yellow color. In the pole part of the flag, a red square that bears the symbol of a white five-pointed star is placed. The colors used are of classic pan-African symbolism, therefore, it stands for solidarity among all the independent African nations. The flag's design is very similar to the Liberian flag. Five lanes allegedly represent the five regions of the country - the coast, the plateau, the central region, the Kara region, and savannas. Another interpretation says that the five bars indicate five fingers, which should symbolize human behavior.