Flag of Uganda (GIF)

The flag of Uganda (Swahili: Bendera ya Uganda) has a striking design with deep symbolism. It comprises six equal horizontal stripes in black, yellow, and red. At the center of the flag is a white disc featuring the national symbol, a gray-crowned crane bird facing left. The black, yellow, and red stripes represent African peoples, African sunshine, and African brotherhood, respectively. Red also symbolizes the common blood that unites all Africans. The gray-crowned crane bird, which was the military badge of Ugandan soldiers during the British colonial era, holds a significant meaning as it signifies progress and forward movement. This flag beautifully encapsulates Uganda's cultural diversity, history, and aspirations for unity and progress, making it a powerful emblem of the nation's identity and values.

Adopted:October 9, 1962
Designed by:Grace Ibingira
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇺🇬

The coat of arms of Uganda on a waving white flag
The coat of arms of Uganda is a richly symbolic emblem that carries diverse elements of the nation's identity and heritage. The shield and spears at its center symbolize the country's commitment to defense and protection. The wavy lines on the shield represent the two prominent lakes in Uganda, Victoria and Albert. The sun signifies the bright and sunny days that grace the nation. Depicted on the shield are drum dances and an invitation to people to participate in meetings and ceremonies, reflecting Uganda's vibrant cultural traditions. Flanking the shield are the national bird, the crowned gray crane, and an antelope, representing the country's rich wildlife. On a mound below the shield, there's a representation of the Nile River, and adjacent to it are two vital agricultural products of Uganda: coffee and cotton. This coat of arms beautifully encapsulates Uganda's natural beauty, cultural diversity, and agricultural heritage, making it a powerful symbol of the nation's identity and values.

The Uganda flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Uganda, officially known as the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East Africa. Its capital is Kampala, and its population is about 47.12 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Tanzania.

The waving flag of Uganda with its coat of arms (unofficial)
The waving vertical flag of Uganda (Animated GIF)
Capital and largest city:Kampala
Other major cities:Nansana,
Official languages:English, Swahili
Region:Eastern Africa
Ethnic groups:16.9% Baganda,
9.5% Banyankole,
8.4% Basoga,
6.9% Bakiga,
6.4% Iteso,
6.1% Langi,
45.8% Other Groups
Religions:85% Christian,
12% Muslim,
3% Others
Nationality name:Ugandan
Area:241,038 km² (93,065 sq mi)
Population:47.12 million (2021)
Country codes:UG, UGA (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.ug
Calling code:+256

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Uganda (Swahili: Bendera na nembo ya Uganda), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Uganda
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Uganda

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