Flag of Zambia

Flag of Zambia

The base of a flag of Zambia, which has been adopted in 1964, is composed of a green leaf. The flag is unusual by positioning the other symbols on the right side of the flag. We can find there three stripes above which a golden eagle taken from the national coat of arms spreads its wings. The green color reminds lush vegetation and eagle stands for unfailing hope in the hearts of local people. Three stripes in red, black and orange colors were taken from the flag of UNIP party, which led the country during the struggles for independence around 1964. Red stands for the bloodshed during these fights and black represents the African people. The orange color supposedly refers to mineral wealth located in Zambia.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes ZM, ZMB (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Zambia
Capital city Lusaka
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, African Union, Southern African Development Community
Population 17 381 168 (2019)
Total area 752 612 km2
Highest point Mafinga Central (2 329 m, 7 641 ft)
Lowest point Zambezi (329 m, 1 079 ft)
GDP per capita $ 1 540 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Zambian kwacha (ZK, ZMW)
Calling code +260
Internet TLD .zm

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