Flag of the democratic Republic of the Congo

flag of the democratic Republic of the Congo, aspect ratio 2:3

the flag of the democratic Republic of the Congo, to 18. February 2006 after the ratification of the new condition became valid, shows on blue background a red, gold-framed strip, which run to the right above from on the left of down, as well as a golden star left above. The blue color is to stand for peace. The red strip suggests the blood of the martyrs of the country, while the golden framework stands for prosperity. The star is to symbolize the unit of the country and their radiating future. It already was in similar form from 1963 to 1971 used.

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historical flags

1877-1960

1877-1960

the first flag of the country goes on one to 21. June 1877 by Leopold II. of Belgium accepted colonial flag back, which shows a central yellow star on blue cloth. According to Henry Morton Stanley it should symbolize a light thrown into the dark Africa. Despite one era of cruelty and exploitation under this flag, it was resumed after independence, due to the long tradition and a missing national liberation movement in similar form.

1960-1963

1960-1963

at the 1. July 1960 was introduced a new flag, it was based on from the year 1877. Liekseitig six stars were inserted, which symbolized the six provinces.

1963-1966

1963-1966

at the 1. July 1963 imported flag is the first previous version of the today's national flag.

1966-1971

1966-1971

1966 the flag was easily amended. It is the second previous version of the today's national flag.

1971-1997

1971-1997

in the year 1971 president Mobutu Sese Seko changed and led for the name of the country in Zaire to 21. November 1971 a new national flag. Mobutu Sese Seko made itself an a party state and from the country the president of the only certified party, the MPR (Mouvement Populaire de la Révolution). The new national flag was based on the nearly identical party flag of the MPR. The flag contains the panafrikanischen colors red, yellow and green. The torch/flare stands for the liberty and the fight for it.

1997-2006

1997-2006

with the end of the rule Mobutu Sese Sekos the country was renamed again in the Congo and the national flag was again changed. To 17. May 1997 was introduced on the flag which is based from 1960. However the statement of the six stars did not correspond any longer to the reality, since the country consisted now of eleven provinces.

 

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