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The flag of Rwanda was officially adopted on October 25, 2001. The present flag replaced the one which was in use since 1961.

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Flag of Rwanda

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The current flag of Rwanda was designed by a local artist, Alphonse Kirimbenecyo. The yellow and green stripes are of equal length while the blue stripe is double the size of those stripes.
The blue stripe is symbolic of happiness and peace. Yellow stands for the country's mineral wealth and economic development. The green stripe represents the natural resources and prosperity of the country.

The sun and its rays in the Rwanda flag represent unity, transparency and enlightenment from ignorance.

Official Name: Republika Y ' u Rwanda

Capital: Kigali

Location: In central Africa, landlocked by Uganda Zaire Burundi and Tanzania.

Area: 26, 38 Sq. km.

Official Languages: French Kiniarwanda

National Flag: Three equal vertical panels of red, yellow and green (Left to right) the letter R in black is super imposed on the central panel.

Flag Ratio: 2:3

National Anthem : Rwanda nziza Beautiful Rwanda (2001)

National symbol(s):traditional woven basket with peaked lid

National colors: blue, yellow, green

National anthem:
name: "Rwanda nziza" (Rwanda, Our Beautiful Country)
lyrics/music: Faustin MURIGO/Jean-Bosco HASHAKAIMANA

Fact about Rwanda flag

Designed byAlphonse Kirimobenecyo
Adopted25. October 2001
Design and ColorsA horizontal tricolour of blue (double width), yellow and green; charged with a sun-yellow sun in the upper-hoist side corner
Size Ratio2:3

Last Updated On : August 29th, 2017

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