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Congo (the Democratic Republic) Flag

Flag of Congo (the Democratic Republic)
Flag Name(s) [Flag Of Congo (the Democratic Republic)]
Aspect Ratio(3:4)
Color Schemeblue red,yellow
Color and Design

A sky blue field with a yellow five-pointed star in the canton and cut yellow-fimbriated red diagonal band from the lower hoist-side to the upper fly-side.

Meaning & SymbolismBlue represents peace. Red stands for "the blood of the country's martyrs", yellow the country's wealth; and the star a radiant future for the country.
Description and Brief History

The national flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is a sky blue flag, adorned with a yellow star in the upper left canton and cut diagonally by a red stripe with a yellow fimbriation. It was adopted on 20 February 2006. A new constitution, ratified in December 2005 and which came into effect in February 2006, promoted a return to a flag similar to that flown between 1963 and 1971, with a change from a royal blue to sky blue background.


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