Flag of Angola

Flag of Angola

The background of Angolan flag , which was adopted in 1975, consists of two horizontal stripes of red and black color of the same width. Red should symbolize the blood shed during the struggle for freedom and black stands for African continent and the black population. The central motif is located at the borderline of these stripes and consists of a yellow five-pointed star surrounded by half of toothed wheel which is cut by machete. At first glance, these symbols evoke the traditional symbols of communism - the star represents socialism, the wheel industry, and the machete stands for the rural population and agriculture. The yellow color of this theme should point to the vast mineral wealth of the country. In 2003, a new flag was designed, but it has not found support among Angolans yet.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes AO, AGO (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Angola
Capital city Luanda
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, African Union, Southern African Development Community, OPEC
Population 31 127 674 (2020)
Total area 1 246 700 km2
Highest point Mount Moco (2 620 m, 8 596 ft)
Lowest point South Atlantic Ocean
GDP per capita $ 3 432 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Angolan kwanza (Kz, AOA)
Calling code +244
Internet TLD .ao

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