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Flag of Democratic Republic of Congo

by Aakash Singha

DRC flag has been changing quite often. The exact shade of blue in the first independent flag was never specified and so variations existed.


Flag of Democratic Republic of Congo

The flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is blue in color and has a yellow star in the top left corner. The flag is split diagonally by a red stripe with a thin yellow frame.

The color red represents the sacrifices of the national heroes, yellow represents the country’s opulence and wealth; the star is a symbol of hope and ambition for the country. The blue field represents peace and harmony.

Official Name: The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Proportion: 3:4
Adopted on: February 20, 2006
Location: Located in Central Africa bordered by the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Angola, the Republic of Congo, and the Atlantic Ocean
Capital City: Kinshasa
Major Cities: Kananga, Mbuji-Mayi, Boma, Likasi
Area: 905,355 square miles
Population: 91,931,000 as per 2019 estimate
Currency: Congolese Franc (CDF)
Official Language: French
National Anthem: Arise, Congolese
National symbol(s): leopard
National colors: sky blue, red, yellow
National anthem:
Name: “Debout Congolaise” (Arise Congolese)
Lyrics/Music: Joseph LUTUMBA/Simon-Pierre BOKA di Mpasi Londi

Fact about the DRC flag

Country The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Designed by NA
Adopted February 20, 2006
Revision 1997, 2003, 2006
Design and Colors Sky blue flag, adorned with a yellow star in the upper left canton and cut diagonally by a red stripe with a thin yellow frame.
Size Ratio 3:4

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