Flag of Burundi: meaning and colors

The Republic of Burundi is a government located in the eastern part of Africa, which borders Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Kongo, and Rwanda. The territory of 27.8 thousand km2, with a population of 11 million. human. It is considered one of the less advanced countries in the world.

So the modern flag of Burundi looks:

Burundi-1 flag

History of the flag

About the wind and medieval history of Burundi clearly not quite a lot. 1st National Education in the form of kingdom developed in the XVII century. In the 80s of the 19th century, at the time, the section of Africa between European countries was walking, Burundi became the colony of Germany. At that time, the sign of Germany was used for her. In such as she was before the end of the First World War.

Burundi-2 flag

At the end of which moved to Belgium, and the applied flag was Belgium.

In the first half of the 60s of the 20th century, a party who opposed the colonial status of the country and, in the same year, was adopted by the official flag of Burundi, in the first election.

In the first half of the 60s of the twentieth century, independence was proclaimed and approved the 1st municipal flag. At the end of a couple of years of inter-ethnic confrontation, coups, and the overthrow of the winners, in the 2nd half of the 60s of the twentieth century, Burundi became the republic, and the colonel army coupling, her first president.

For 1966-1967, three options of the flag were changed in Burundi:

  • 1st of them looked like a combination of red-green fields with crossed white stripes with a circle in the center of the panel.
  • At the end of which followed the option with the same configuration, but an additional element in the form of a flower in the center of the circle.
  • To the fifth anniversary of independence (1967.) The final version of the municipal sign was adopted.

In 1982. The flag is not quite much adjusted in size, but the non-specialized image is preserved in constant form.


The municipal sign of the republic has a form of a rectangle folding from red, green, and white colors. The aspect ratio has a proportion – 3 to 5. The cloth on the diagonals cross the White Cross, connecting in the center in the form of a circle, and the colors and green red crushes into four parts – two for at least a color: red top and bottom, green on the right and left. The center of the flag in his white circle depicts three 6-touch stars of red with green contour.

Colors flag of Burundi

On the state sign of Burundi, three colors are used: red, green, and white.

Meaning colors the flag of Burundi

Flag colors symbolize:

  1. Green – hope for the welfare of the country;
  2. Red – the struggle for independence and spilled blood;
  3. White – zeal to the world.

Stars depicted in the center personify the motto of Burundi: “Unity. Work. Progress”. Periodically three stars are given 2nd explanation – three main ethnic groups of the country: Tutsi, Hutu and TV.

Non-specialized information about Burundi

Official language Rundi, French, and English
Capital Gitega
Territory 27 830 km2
Population 11 099 298 people
Currency Burundian Frank (BIF, code 108)
Telephone code +257
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