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Angola adopted its national flag on November 11, 1975, following its independence from Portugal. The Angolan flag is divided into two halves – red at the top and the bottom half black. In the middle of the flag is a yellow emblem that comprises a partial cog wheel, a machete, and a star.
The objects in the emblem represent industrial and agricultural workers. The cogwheel symbolizes the laborers, the machete stands for peasants and the nation’s armed struggle, while the star signifies international solidarity. The red color in the flag represents the blood shed by Angolans during the national liberation struggle and the country’s defense. The black stands for the Continent of Africa. The yellow represents the mineral wealth of Angola.
The flag of Angola was adopted at the time of the Marxist government and hence resembles the symbol of Communism.
|Official Name:||The Republic of Angola|
|Adopted on:||November 11, 1975|
|Location of the country:||Angola is bordered to the far northwest by the Republic of the Congo, to the north and northeast by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southeast by Zambia, to the south by Namibia, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean.|
|Major Cities:||Bengo, Benguela, Namibe, Zaire|
|Area:||481,354 square miles|
|National Anthem:||Forward Angola|
|National symbol(s):||Palanca Negra Gigante (giant black sable antelope)|
|National colors:||red, black, yellow|
|Name:||“Angola Avante” (Forward Angola)|
|Lyrics/music:||Manuel Rui Alves MONTEIRO/Rui Alberto Vieira Dias MINGAO|
Facts about the Angola flag
|Adopted||Nov 11, 1975|
|Design and Colors||The Angolan flag is divided into two halves – the top half is red and the bottom half is black. In the middle of the flag is a yellow emblem consisting of a partial cog wheel, a machete, and a star.|