Flag of Mozambique

Flag of Mozambique

The flag of Mozambique has been adopted in 1983 and Mozambique is currently the only country whose flag bears a symbol of a weapon. The flag consists of three stripes in green, black and yellow colors, which are separated by narrower white stripes. On the left side there is a red wedge where symbols of yellow star, white book, hoe and Kalashnikov are layered. The flag has been inspired by the flag of the Liberation Front of Mozambique which was fighting for independence. The symbolism of colors is as follows: green represents fertile ground, black African population and yellow stands for mineral wealth. The hoe refers to the agricultural population, the book highlights the importance of education and the weapon commemorates the fights for freedom. White color traditionally symbolizes peace.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Malawi Malawi Lilongwe 16,363,000 118,484 km2
Flag of South Africa South Africa Pretoria 52,981,991 1,221,040 km2
Flag of Swaziland Swaziland Mbabane 1,250,000 17,364 km2
Flag of Tanzania Tanzania Dodoma 44,928,923 945,087 km2
Flag of Zambia Zambia Lusaka 14,580,290 752,618 km2
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Harare 12,973,808 390,757 km2

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Main information

Country
Mozambique
Capital city
Maputo
Population
23,700,715 (2012)
Total area
801,590 km2
Formation
25. 6. 1975
Highest point
Monte Binga (2,436 m)
GDP
$ 1,155 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
mozambican metical (MZN)
Code
MZ (MOZ)
Calling code
+258
Internet TLD
.mz

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By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Mosambik (Maputo)
English
Mozambique (Maputo)
German
Mosambik (Maputo)
French
Mozambique (Maputo)
Italian
Mozambico (Maputo)
Spanish
Mozambique (Maputo)
Russian
Мозамбик (Мапуту)
Slovak
Mozambik (Maputo)
Polish
Mozambik (Maputo)
Portuguese
Moçambique (Maputo)
Chinese
莫桑比克 (马普托)
Japanese
モザンビーク (マプト)
Turkish
Mozambik (Maputo)
Norwegian
Mosambik (Maputo)
Swedish
Moçambique (Maputo)
Hungarian
Mozambik (Maputo)
Dutch
Mozambique (Maputo)
Danish
Mozambique (Maputo)
Finnish
Mosambik (Maputo)
Hebrew
מוזמביק (מפוטו)

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