Flag of Zambia
State flag of the Republic of Zambia has been approved in October 1964, when the country ceased to be a British colonial possession.
Description and proportions of the flag of Zambia
Rectangular flag Zambia flag was created by artist Gabriela Ellison, who proposed the project and the country's coat of arms approved by the government in conjunction with the flag.
The main field of the Zambian flag is green. In the bottom right of the flag is rectangular inset vertical direction. Its length is two thirds of the width of the flag Zambia and width - one third of its length.
Inserting divided vertically into three equalon the field area. Near to the free edge of the band has a dark yellow color, medium - black, and the inner insert field Zambian flag - red. Over the three-way insertion on a green field in the outer upper corner of the flag located eagle, whose head is turned to the left, and wings - open. Its color matches the color of the outer bands in the inset.
Aspect Ratio Zambia flag is 2: 3. The flag passed to the use of all land organizations and government agencies of the country, its troops and civilians.
The history of the flag of Zambia
As a British colony, the country hadthe name of Northern Rhodesia, as it was the flag of the state flag of Great Britain. In the 30 years of the twentieth century, the country developed a flag, which was adopted in all the colonial possessions of Her Majesty. On a blue field in the upper part of the shaft located near to Kryzhi with the UK flag, and the right - the coat of arms or emblem of a colonial possession. In Northern Rhodesia such emblem served image yellow eagle holding in the paws of silver fish. Bird was applied to the heraldic shield, in which stylized portrayed Victoria Falls lower segment.
Having joined in 1953, the Federation of Rhodesia andNyasaland, present Zambia adopted a new logo, replacing the former flag of the eagle with the fish. Now housed in the flag emblem in the form of a shield with the rising sun in the blue sky and the red lion rests on a stylized black-and-white waterfall jet.
This flag was used until the last days of 1963year, when the Federation broke up, and the modern Zambia fought for independence under the flag, which became the predecessor of the modern and differs from it only inscribed the Latin "U". This letter represented the word "independence" in one of the local dialects.