The flag of Madagascar is divided horizontally, with a red stripe on top and green below. Along the hoist side is a white vertical stripe, the same width as the red and green stripes.
History of the Flag of Madagascar
During Madagascar's journey towards freedom, the emerging nation created this flag as a reflection of their historical traditions, signifying their independence. The colors in the flag represent the Malagasy people. The Merina Kingdom in what later became Madagascar was overtaken by French colonists, who invaded in 1883. This kingdom's royal monarch, Queen Ranavalona III had used red and white in the national flag. The green was incorporated to represent the common people, who were called Hova, depicting their role in the nation's independence.
Last Updated On : December 14, 2012