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Flag of Zambia

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Flag of Zambia

The national flag of Zambia was created in October 1964.

Appearance[change | change source]

It is completely covered in green, except with the black, orange, and red stripes at the right-hand corner. It has a golden eagle on top of the multi colored stripes. It has a ratio of 2:3.

Symbolism[change | change source]

The flag's colours and emblems all have a meaning. Each of the four colours represents an aspect of Zambia: green is for the natural resources and vegetation; red is for the struggle for freedom; black is for the people and orange is for rhe mineral wealth (primarily copper). The eagle is an African fish eagle, which also appears in the national coat of arms and represents the people's ability to rise above the country's problems.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The World Factbook -Africa:Zambia - Flag" (PDF). CIA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015.