The Flag of Zambia

The flag of Zambia consists of a green field with an orange-colored eagle in flight over a rectangular block of three vertical stripes, colored, from left to right, in red, black, and orange. The green background represents the country's natural resources and vegetation, while the eagle symbolizes freedom and the ability to rise above the nation's problems. The red stripe stands for the struggle for freedom, the black represents the people of Zambia, and the orange signifies the country's mineral wealth.

The Flag of Zambia

History

The flag of Zambia was officially adopted upon independence from British colonial rule on October 24, 1964. The design was chosen following a national flag competition that took place in the build-up to independence. The winning design has remained largely unchanged since its adoption, serving as a powerful symbol of Zambia's national identity, sovereignty, and pride. Its colors and symbols reflect both the natural riches of the land and the resilience and aspirations of its people. The flag was slightly modified in 1996, adjusting the shade of green, but its essential elements and symbolism were retained.