The Flag of The Republic of the Congo

The flag of the Republic of the Congo consists of a diagonally divided field with a yellow band running from the lower hoist side to the upper fly side, dividing the flag into two triangles. The triangle on the hoist side is green, and the triangle on the fly side is red. These colors are pan-African and symbolize the country's rich natural resources, struggle for independence, and solidarity with other African nations.

The Flag of The Republic of the Congo

History

The flag of the Republic of the Congo was officially adopted on September 15, 1959, shortly before the country gained its independence from France on August 15, 1960. However, the flag was replaced in 1970 when the country was declared a People's Republic and adopted a new flag featuring a red field with the national emblem. The original flag was reinstated on June 10, 1991, following the collapse of the Marxist-Leninist government in favor of a move towards a democratic government system. This return to the original flag symbolized a return to the values and aspirations that marked the country's initial independence.