Flag of Angola (GIF)

The national flag of Angola (Portuguese: Bandeira de Angola) is a striking and meaningful symbol of the nation's history and aspirations. It consists of two horizontal stripes of red and black, with a centered yellow emblem. The red stripe represents the bloodshed during Angola's struggle for independence from Portuguese colonial rule. The black stripe symbolizes the continent of Africa and the African people. The yellow emblem features a cogwheel, machete, and star, which represent the country's workers, peasants, and the Marxist ideology that guided the nation during its years of civil conflict and socialist rule. The flag's bold colors and emblem reflect Angola's complex journey to independence and its commitment to socialism and national unity.

Adopted:November 11, 1975
Designed by:Henrique de Carvalho Santos,
António Alberto Neto
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇦🇴

The emblem of Angola is a rich and meaningful representation of the nation's history and values. In its center, a machete and hoe symbolize the country's revolutionary struggle for independence and the significance of agricultural laborers. Above these emblems, a star signifies progress, while the rising sun represents a new beginning. The emblem is enclosed within a circle, with the right half formed by a cogwheel representing industrial workers and the left half by a half-wreath of maize, coffee, and cotton leaves symbolizing agriculture. At the bottom, an open book represents the importance of education. The ribbon below the emblem reads "República de Angola," signifying the Republic of Angola in Portuguese. This emblem encapsulates Angola's journey to independence, its commitment to socialism, and its dedication to the well-being and unity of its people.

The Angolan flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a country in South Africa. Its capital is Luanda, and its population is about 33.93 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, Namibia, and Zambia.

The waving flag of Angola with its emblem (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Luanda
Other major cities:Huambo,
Official language:Portuguese
Region:Middle Africa
Ethnic groups:36% Ovimbundu,
25% Ambundu,
13% Bakongo,
22% other African,
2% Mestiço,
1% Chinese,
1% European
Religions:~98% Christians,
~2% Muslims
Nationality name:Angolan
Area:1,246,700 km²
(481,400 sq mi)
Population:33.93 million (2021)
Country codes:AO, AGO (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.ao
Calling code:+244

Keywords: Flag and emblem of Angola (Portuguese: Bandeira e emblema de Angola), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Angola
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emblem_of_Angola

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