Flag of Madagascar (GIF)

The flag of Madagascar (Malagasy: sainan'i Madagasikara; French: drapeau de Madagascar) is characterized by two horizontal bands of red and green, with a white vertical band on the left. The colors of the flag carry historical significance, representing Madagascar's traditional peasant classes and its complex colonial history. Red and white were the colors associated with the Merina kingdom, a prominent pre-colonial monarchy in Madagascar. The green band reflects the historical association with the Hova, the largest class of peasant commoners, who were instrumental in anti-colonial movements. In addition, the red color symbolizes the victory, sovereignty, and independence of the nation, as well as the struggles and sacrifices made for freedom. The green band represents hope and the lush vegetation and biodiversity found across the island. The white vertical band signifies purity and integrity, and it also serves as a symbol of the Malagasy people coming together in peace and harmony. Collectively, the flag represents the country's rich natural resources, cultural diversity, and the enduring spirit of its people.

Adopted:October 14, 1958
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇲🇬

The seal of Madagascar is a representation of the nation's identity and aspirations. It prominently features a golden disc with an outlined red map of the country on a silver circle, symbolizing the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Madagascar. Below this, a stylized zebu head on rice fields signifies the country's agricultural wealth and cultural heritage. Flanking the zebu head are ears of rice, paying homage to the importance of agriculture in the nation's economy. The motto "TANINDRAZANA, FAHAF-AHANA, FANDROSOANA" in Malagasy, meaning "Homeland, Liberty, Development," underscores the core values of the nation. Radiating from the map are green and red rays, resembling the sun and the Ravenala plant, both significant symbols in Malagasy culture. Surrounding the emblem from the top are the words "REPOBLIKAN'I MADAGASIKARA," signifying the Republic of Madagascar, completing the seal with a sense of national pride and unity.

The Madagascar flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Madagascar, officially known as the Republic of Madagascar, is an island country in the Indian Ocean on the coast of East Africa. Its capital is Antananarivo, and its population is about 28.43 million (2021). According to its maritime borders, it borders with Comoros, France, Mauritius, Mozambique, and Seychelles.

The waving flag of Madagascar with its seal
Capital and largest city:Antananarivo
Other major cities:Toamasina,
Official languages:Malagasy, French
Region:Eastern Africa
Ethnic groups:26% Merina,
15% Betsimisaraka,
12% Betsileo,
7% Tsimihety,
6% Sakalava,
34% others
Religions:52% Indigenous beliefs,
41% Christianity,
7% Islam
Nationality name:Malagasy
Area:587,041 km²
(226,658 sq mi)
Population:28.43 million (2021)
Country codes:MG, MDG (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.mg
Calling code:+261

Keywords: Flag and seal of Madagascar (Malagasy: Sainan'i Madagasikara - Mari-piandrian'i Madagasikara; French: Drapeau et sceau de Madagascar), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Madagascar
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_of_Madagascar

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