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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 is 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 is symbolic of 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 is a representation of the blood shed by Angolans during the national liberation struggle and the defense of the country. 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 Marxist government and hence resembles the symbol of Communism.

Official Name: The Republic of Angola
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: November 11, 1975
Location of the country: South Africa, bordered by the South Atlantic Ocean, Namibia, Zambia, and both Congos-the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of the Congo.
Capital City: Luanda
Major Cities: Bengo, Benguela, Namibe, Zaire
Area: 481,354 square miles
Population: 18,020,668
Currency: Kwanza
Official Language: Portuguese
National Anthem: Forward Angola

National symbol(s): Palanca Negra Gigante (giant black sable antelope)

National colors: red, black, yellow

National anthem:
Name: "Angola Avante" (Forward Angola)
Lyrics/music: Manuel Rui Alves MONTEIRO/Rui Alberto Vieira Dias MINGAO

Facts about Angola flag

Designed byNA
AdoptedNov 11, 1975
Design and ColorsThe 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.
Size Ratio2:3

Last Updated On : August 24th, 2017

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