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Flag of Mozambique

Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 1 May 1983; 35 years ago
Design: A horizontal tricolour of green, white-edged black and yellow with the red isosceles triangle based on the hoist-side bearing the yellow five-pointed star that bears an AK-47 assault rifle with the bayonet attached to the barrel crossed by a farming mattock superimposed on an open book.
The flag of Mozambique was adopted on 1 May 1983. It includes the image of an AK-47 with a bayonet attached to the barrel. It is one of three national flags among UN member states that features a firearm, along with those of Guatemala and Haiti.

Green stands for the riches of the land, the white fimbriations signify peace, black represents the African continent, yellow symbolises the country's minerals, and red represents the struggle for independence. The rifle stands for defence and vigilance, the open book symbolises the importance of education, the hoe represents the country's agriculture, and the star symbolises Marxism and internationalism.

The flag is based on the flag of the Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO), the leading political party in Mozambique. The FRELIMO flag, used for a brief period after the country gained its independence from Portugal, looks like the current flag but lacking the emblem, with green, black, and yellow horizontal stripes separated by white fimbriations and a red triangle in the hoist.

On independence the colours were rearranged to form the national flag, in diagonals emanating from the upper hoist. Over this was a white cogwheel containing the hoe, rifle, book, and star that appear on the present flag. The flag was altered in 1983; the colours were arranged in horizontal stripes, and the star of Marxism was made larger. Later in the same year the cogwheel was removed, leading to the current form of the flag.

2005 new flag proposal
In 2005, a competition was held to design a new flag for Mozambique. 119 entries were received and a winning flag was selected, but to this day the flag remains the same. This came in the context of a drive to create a new crest and anthem for the country. Mozambique's parliamentary opposition would specifically like to see removed from the flag the image of the Kalashnikov assault rifle, which symbolises the nation's struggle for independence, according to press reports.

The proposition of a new flag was rejected by the FRELIMO-led parliament in December 2005. 169 proposed flags were turned down, including the current flag without the rifle.

Republic of Mozambique

  • República de Moçambique (Portuguese)
  • Dziko la Mozambiki (Chichewa)
  • Jamhuri ya Msumbiji (Swahili)
Flag of Mozambique
Anthem: Pátria Amada (Portuguese)
"Beloved Homeland"
Location of Mozambique (dark blue) in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Mozambique (dark blue)

in the African Union (light blue)

Capital Maputo
25°57′S 32°35′E / 25.950°S 32.583°E / -25.950; 32.583
Largest city Matola
Official languages Portuguese
Demonym(s) Mozambican
Government Unitary dominant-party semi-presidential constitutional republic
• President
Filipe Nyusi
• Prime Minister
Carlos Agostinho do Rosário
Legislature Assembly of the Republic
• Portuguese East Africa
1 March 1498
• Independence from Portugal, under Communist rule
25 June 1975
• Admitted to the United Nations
16 September 1975
• Current constitution
30 November 1990
• Total
801,590 km2 (309,500 sq mi) (35th)
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
28,829,476[5] (50th)
• 2007 census
21,397,000 (52nd)
• Density
28.7/km2 (74.3/sq mi) (178th)
GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate
• Total
$37.386 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
• Total
$12.345 billion
• Per capita
Gini (2008) Negative increase 45.7
HDI (2017) Increase 0.437
low · 180th
Currency Mozambican metical (MZN)
Time zone UTC+2 (CAT)
Driving side left
Calling code +258
ISO 3166 code MZ
Internet TLD .mz
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