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Malawi Flag

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

A horizontal triband of black, red, and green; charged with a red rising sun with 31 rays centred on the black stripe.

Meaning & SymbolismThe rising sun against a black field represents the dawn of hope and freedom for the continent of Africa. The 31 rays of the sun represent the fact that Malawi was the 31st African nation at the time of its independence. The black represents the indigenous people of the continent. And the red symbolizes the blood of their struggle. And the green represents nature.
Description and Brief History

The flag of Malawi (mbendera ya MalaƔi) was officially adopted on 6 July 1964 when the colony of Nyasaland became independent from British rule and renamed itself Malawi. The flag resembles the Pan-African flag designed by Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association, with the red and black bands reversed and a red sun at the top. It also resembles the flag of the now-defunct Republic of Biafra and the national flag of Afghanistan used from 1973 to 1992.


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