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.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes MZ, MOZ (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Mozambique
Capital city Maputo
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, African Union, Southern African Development Community, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 28 571 310 (2019)
Total area 801 590 km2
Highest point Monte Binga (2 436 m, 7 992 ft)
Lowest point Mozambique Channel
GDP per capita $ 499 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Mozambican metical (MT, MZN)
Calling code +258
Internet TLD .mz

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