The Flag of Tanzania

The flag of Tanzania consists of a yellow-edged black diagonal band, divided diagonally from the lower hoist-side corner, with a green upper triangle and blue lower triangle. This distinct and vibrant design symbolizes the country's rich natural resources, peace, and the Indian Ocean, respectively.

The Flag of Tanzania

History

The flag of Tanzania was officially adopted on June 30, 1964, following the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which formed the United Republic of Tanzania. The flag's design merges elements from the flags of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. Tanganyika's flag, adopted in 1961, featured a green and black band with yellow edges, signifying the country's natural landscape and mineral wealth. Zanzibar's flag, adopted in December 1963, included a blue field as a nod to the Indian Ocean. The combined design represents the union and aspirations of the newly formed nation.