Flag of Mozambique

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Flag of Mozambique
Flag of Mozambique.svg
Adopted1 May 1983
Flag of Mozambique (1974–1975).svg
Variant flag

The flag of Mozambique was adopted on May 1, 1983.[1] FRELIMO, the ruling party, argued that the star's resemblance to the communist symbol was coincidental, and that the rifle represented the nation's struggle for independence.[1][2]

Appearance[change | change source]

It has a horizontal tricolour of green, white-fimbriated black and yellow with the red isosceles triangle based on the hoist-side bearing the yellow five-pointed star that bears an Kalashnikov with the bayonet attached to the barrel crossed by the hoe superimposed on an open book.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Symbols Are Important. So What Does a Gun Symbolize?". New York Times. 7 October 2005. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  2. "Are you passionate about your flag?". BBC News. December 23, 2005.