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Uganda Flag

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The national flag of Uganda was adopted on October 9, 1962. The flag is made up of six horizontal stripes of black, yellow, and red, with the national crane in the center on a white disc.


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Flag of Uganda Description

The flag of Uganda has six horizontal stripes of black, yellow, and red, which repeat from top to bottom.

On the center of the flag is a white disc, with the grey crowned crane, also referred to as the Balearic crested crane. The crane stands on one leg and faces toward the hoist side. This crane, known for its gentle nature, is a national symbol of Uganda. The grey crowned crane was used on the Ugandan military badges while it was a colony of Britain. The crowned crane is native to Uganda.

The black, yellow, and red are traditional pan-African colors. The black represents the people of Uganda, the yellow is symbolic of the sunshine, and red represents brotherhood, symbolizing the blood that connects the people of Uganda.

History of the Ugandan Flag

Designed by the national Minister of Justice, Grace Ibingira, the flag of Uganda was officially adopted on October 9, 1962, when Uganda gained independence from the United Kingdom. Prior to this flag, a provisional flag was used unofficially from March 1962 until the adoption of the current flag. The provisional flag had vertical stripes of green on the outer edges, blue in the center, and narrow yellow stripes on either side of the blue, separating the blue and the green. On the center of the blue middle stripe was the silhouette of the crane in yellow.

National symbol(s): grey crowned crane
National colors: black, yellow, red
National anthem:
Name: “Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty!”
Lyrics/Music: George Wilberforce KAKOMOA

Fact about Ugandax flag

Country Ugandax
Designed by Grace Ibingira
Adopted 9. October 1962
Revision NA
Design and Colors Six equal horizontal bands of black (top), yellow, red, black, yellow, and red (bottom); a white disc is superimposed at the centre and depicts the national symbol, a grey crowned crane, facing the hoist side.
Size Ratio 2:3

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