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Seychelles Flag

Flag of Seychelles
Flag Name(s) [Flag Of Seychelles]
Aspect Ratio(1:2)
Color Scheme blue,yellow,red,white,green
Color and Design

Five oblique bands of blue, yellow, red, white and green radiating from the bottom of the hoist side.

Meaning & SymbolismThe oblique bands symbolize a dynamic new country moving into the future. The blue color depicts the sky and the sea that surrounds the Seychelles. Yellow is for the sun which gives light and life. Red represents the people and their determination to work for the future in unity and love. The white band represents social justice and harmony. The green symbolizes the land and natural environment.
Description and Brief History

The flag of Seychelles consists of five different coloured bands (blue, yellow, red, white, and green) starting from one end and diverging towards the other end. The current flag is the third used by the country since its independence from Britain on June 29, 1976. The colours used in the current flag are the official colours of two of the nation's major political parties: the Seychelles People's United Party and the Seychelles Democratic Party. The flag was adopted on January 8, 1996.

Seychelles was part of the British Empire, so its first two flags followed the same pattern as most of the other British colonial flags. They had blue fields that displayed the Union Jack in the canton and the colonial seal in the fly. The first flag came into use in 1903, and it was replaced by the second colonial flag in 1961 when the colonial seal was changed. That flag was in use for fifteen years before Seychelles gained its independence and adopted a new flag.

The first flag to represent the Seychelles as an independent nation was a white saltire on a field of blue and red that came into use in 1976. Political changes within the nation led to the adoption of a new flag in 1977, which consisted of a wavy line of white that divided the flag's field horizontally between sections of red and green. That flag remained in use until 1996, at which point it was replaced with the nation's current flag.


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