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Flag of Madagascar

The flag of Madagascar consists of a white vertical stripe, and red and green horizontal stripes. This flag was officially adopted on October 14, 1958.

Madagascar Flag

Flag of Madagascar

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Flag of Madagascar Description
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.
The red on the flag traditionally represents the sovereignty of the nation, the green symbolizes hope, and the white shows purity.

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.


National symbol(s):traveller's palm, zebu

National colors: red, green, white

National anthem:
name: "Ry Tanindraza nay malala o" (Oh, Our Beloved Fatherland)
lyrics/music: Pasteur RAHAJASON/Norbert RAHARISOA

Fact about Madagascar flag

Designed byNA
Adopted14. October 1958
Design and ColorsA horizontal bicolour of red and green with a white vertical band on the hoist side
Size Ratio2:3

Last Updated On : August 28th, 2017