Flag of Zimbabwe: meaning and colors

National signs of states reflect the political situation and miserable about the events that resulted in the formation of the country, the acquisition of independence – does not matter which country contributes something to the flag. Flag and symbolic images on it are signs of cultural or physical inheritance of people. They will be able to immensely religious areas, population activity, and the availability of natural adequacy.

So the modern flag of Zimbabwe looks:

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History flag of Zimbabwe

In the 2nd half of the 80s of the XIX century, by agreement, the Government of Britain created control of the economic situation of South-Western Land Zimbabwe, and since 1895, the territory of today’s republic became the colony of the English South African company. Now the sign was the flag of Britain with a symbol and abbreviation company located in the center.

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In the 2nd half of the 90s of the XIX century, black inhabitants rebelled against the patronage of Britain but were defeated. In the first half of the 20s of the twentieth century, the English company left the power and finished governing the lands of Southern Rhodesia, as the Republic of Zimbabwe was called in those days.

From 1927 to 1953, the flag’s cloth was blue, the English flag was stated in the left corner, and in the right – the coat of arms in the form of a greenish shield.

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For 10 years, since 1953, South Rodezia was part of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland and had a flag on which a greenish shield was replaced by the coat of arms belonging to the unity of the South and Northern parts of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

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But in the first half of the 1960s of the XX century, the Federation broke up and Zimbabwe took independence. Return the past flag, just changed a dark blue background on blue.

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In 1965 and 1979, the territory of the modern Republic of Zimbabwe was dwelling as part of the unrecognized country of Southern Rhodesia and had a personal special flag. The canvas was divided vertically into three stripes: the side was painted in greenish, and the central – white. The Arms Zimbabwe stirred in the center, folding from a huge number of parts.

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A tightening civil war in the 2nd half of the 70s of the 20th century ended in that England and other countries recognized the independence of the Republic. At first, it was called Zimbabwe-Rhodesia, and at the end of which they left Zimbabwe. All national signs changed, and on April 18, 1980, the flag got a personal modern appearance.

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The symbol of Zimbabwe is a horizontally located rectangle with an aspect ratio of 1:2. The cloth, divided into seven equal bands, contains symmetrically repeated colors, in the harbor with this central part acts as an axis of symmetry. On the left side of the flag, there is an equilateral triangle, two faces of which are outlined by black narrow lines, and the top indicates the right. On the background of the triangle is an image of a bird on a pedestal. The fit statue is guessed by the form of a five-pointed red star.

Colors flag of Zimbabwe

Seven lanes on the flag of Zimbabwe have a special PanFrean color. The central part is black, and 6 seconds, symmetrically located pretty black stripes, painted in red, yellow and green colors. Not counting this on the canvas can be seen white, which is located on the left side of the flag in the form of a triangle.

Meaning colors flag Zimbabwe

The flag contains excellent colors, which symbolize the unity of states African continent. For its part, the green color is associated with the cinema lands of the country and there is a sign of agriculture. Yellow is the deposit of suitable fossils and minerals, which is rich in Zimbabwe.

The red band imitates the color of the blood, which was spilled in the course of the struggle for the independence of local inhabitants. Black acts as a sign of ethnic affiliation of residents and indicates the heritage of indigenous peoples in African countries. The white triangle present on the canvas as a symbol of peaceful fate, while the star reflects the hopes of people on the bright future and freedom of civilization.

Hungvel Bird Image is available by the State Talisman of the Republic of Zimbabwe and its cultural heritage. On the flag, the bird is painted in yellow, which indicates the wealth of natural materials.

Bird sculpture was found in the first half of the 70s of the XIX century under the ruins of a huge Zimbabwe. The statuette was made of talco chlorite, the so-called soapstone.

The Constitution of the Republic contains the law, in which it is believed that a person who has taken over the country’s state sign will agree guilty of the offense and must take punishment. The punishment for the inappropriate behavior is a fine, the size of which is not higher than 1000 bucks, or a conclusion in the colony for up to 2 years.

Non-specialized information about Zimbabwe

Official language English, Sean, North Nadefel
Capital Harare
Territory 390 757 km2
Population 16 150 362 people
Currency US dollar, British pound
Telephone code +263
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