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Angola Flag

Flag of Angola
Flag Name(s) [Flag Of Angola]
Aspect Ratio(2:3)
Color Scheme red,black yellow
Color and Design

Two horizontal bands of red and black with the Machete and Gear Emblem in the center.

Meaning & SymbolismAccording to the Constitution of Angola, the red half of the flag signifies bloodshed during Angola's colonial period, independence struggle, and in defense of the country. The black half symbolizes Africa. In the central emblem, the gear represents industrial workers and production, the machete represents peasantry, agricultural production and the armed struggle and the star, shaped like the red star, symbolizes international solidarity and progress. The yellow color of the emblem symbolizes the country's wealth.
Description and Brief History

The national flag of Angola came into use when Angola gained independence on November 11, 1975. It is split horizontally into an upper red half and a lower black half with an emblem resting at the center. It features a yellow half gear wheel crossed by a machete and crowned with a star. The Angolan flag is based on the flag of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), which fought Portuguese colonial rule and emerged as the ruling party of Angola following the Angolan Civil War. The MPLA flag is similar to the flag of Angola but features a star in place of the central emblem.


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