Flag of Zambia: meainig and colors

The Republic of Zambia – the government located in the south of the central part African mainland. The territory of the country form 752.6 thousand. km2, with a population of more than 11 million. person. An official language is considered English, religious confession – Christianity and African good beliefs.

So the modern flag of Zambia looks:

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History flag of Zambia

The boundaries of modern Zambia were organized at the turn of 19-20 centuries., during the section of Africa between European countries.

Primary plans for the colonization of the country hatched Portugal, But she never managed to leave the winner in competition with Britain, and in the first half of the 190s of the XIX century, the latter stated the region in which Zambia, and the territory of their own interests. At that time, this territory was called North Rhodesia. As an official sign used the flag of England.

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During the same years, the BSAC trading company (“British South African Company”) created control of mineral resources, agriculture, and steel roads. The flag of the company, Narovna with municipal English, not counting this was used to designate terrain affiliation.

Zambia-3 flag

In the 30s of the past century, a sign was created, like those designed for the colonial territories of the kingdom. On the blue cloth in the upper corner (from the tree) was depicted the flag of England, and in the right part – the coat of arms of a colonial possession. With North Rhodesia, as the coat of arms served sketch of the shield in which the eagle of yellowish color was depicted with silverfish in the paws. Below the birds are sketches, imitating Victoria waterfall.

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In the first half of the 50s of the twentieth century, the country joined the Central African Federation (CAF), whose participants were not counting this Southern Rhodesia and Nyasaland (today Malawi).

During the existence of CAF (1953-1964.) The official sign of the country repeated a non-specialized species of the past, not counting the coat of arms, which was used by the coat of arms of the Federation depicting the shield, on which the sunrise on the blue sky and the red lion, based on the imitating jets of the waterfall.

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At the end of 1963, the federation was dismissed, and countries included in it gradually became free.

The state symbol of the Republic of Zambia was officially adopted in October 1964., At that time, when Zambia completely took independence from Britain.

Zambia-6 flag

In the 2nd half of the 90s of the 20th century, the Zambia flag was not quite much modified – the colors of the colors became more remarkable.


The cloth has a rectangular shape with an aspect ratio of 2 to 3. The main background is bright green. A tricolor from uniform vertical stripes of red, black, and orange colors is drawn in the bottom corner in the back of the tree. The height of the bands is 2/3 of the width of the flag, and the total width – 1/3 of the length.

In the highest part of the tricolor, an orange orlan-crunch is depicted with open wings and head facing a batch.

Colors flag Zambia

Four colors are used on the official sign of Zambia: green (main background), red, orange, and black.

Meaning colors the flag of Zambia

The colors of the flag of Zambia symbolize:

  1. Green – Natural prosperity;
  2. Red – blood, spilled for the country’s freedom;
  3. Black – population of the republic;
  4. Orange – country mineral resources and first copper.

Eagle personifies the departure of the population Ukraine Over state university.

Other flags

Official symbolism was adopted by all state bodies, land organizations of the country, its civil armed forces, and persons.

Non-specialized information about Zambia

Official language English
Capital Lusaka
Territory 752 614 km2
Population 16 100 587 people
Currency Zambian Quacha (ZMK)
Telephone code +260
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