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Flag of Zambia

Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 24 October 1964 (modified in 1996)
Design: A green field with an orange coloured eagle in flight over a rectangular block of three vertical stripes coloured from left to right in red, black and orange
Designed: by Gabriel Ellison
The flag of Zambia is the national flag of Zambia. It was adopted upon independence on 24 October 1964. Before that, Zambia was the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia and used a defaced Blue Ensign as its flag.

The current flag is used as both national flag and ensign. It is green with an orange-coloured African fish eagle in flight over a rectangular block of three vertical stripes, coloured, from left to right: red, black and orange. The placement of the eagle and block of stripes at the flag's fly is notable as most emblems and devices on flags are placed at centre or at the hoist. The colours used in the flag of Zambia are rich in symbolism. Green stands for the nation's lush flora, red for the nation's struggle for freedom, black for the Zambian people, and orange for the land's natural resources and mineral wealth. Additionally, the eagle flying above the coloured stripes is intended to represent the people's ability to rise above the nation's problems.

The Zambian flag was slightly modified in 1996. The shade of green used in the 1964 flag was replaced with a brighter and lighter green and the eagle was slightly altered so as to be more like the one used in the Zambian coat of arms.

Design
The design of the national flag of Zambia is described in National Flag and Armorial Ensigns Act of 4 June 1965.

Green with an orange coloured eagle in flight over a rectangular block of three vertical stripes coloured from left to right in red, black and orange; of overall dimensions 3:2; and to the following colour specifications:

"Spectrum Green", British Colour Council Shade reference 100.
"Union Jack Red", British Colour Council Shade reference 210.
"Jet Black", British Colour Council Shade reference 220.
"Spectrum Orange", British Colour Council Shade reference 57:

Republic of Zambia
Flag of Zambia
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Coat of arms
Motto:
"One Zambia, One Nation"
Anthem: "Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free"
Location of Zambia
Location of Zambia
Capital
and largest city
Lusaka
15°25′S 28°17′E / 15.417°S 28.283°E / -15.417; 28.283
Official languages English
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups
(2010[1])
Religion
Christian
Demonym(s) Zambian
Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic
• President
Edgar Lungu
• Vice President
Inonge Wina
Legislature National Assembly
Independence
from the United Kingdom
• North-Western Rhodesia
27 June 1890
• Barotziland-North-Western Rhodesia
28 November 1899
• North-Eastern Rhodesia
29 January 1900
• Amalgamation of Northern Rhodesia
17 August 1911
• Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
1 August 1953
• Republic of Zambia
24 October 1964
• Current constitution
5 January 2016
Area
• Total
752,618 km2 (290,587 sq mi) (38th)
• Water (%)
1
Population
• 2016 estimate
16,591,390 (68th)
• 2010 census
13,092,666
• Density
17.2/km2 (44.5/sq mi) (191st)
GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate
• Total
$68.64 billion
• Per capita
$3,982
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
• Total
$23.137 billion
• Per capita
$1,342
Gini (2010) 57.5
high
HDI (2017) Increase 0.588
medium · 144th
Currency Zambian kwacha (ZMW)
Time zone UTC+2 (CAT)
Driving side left
Calling code +260
ISO 3166 code ZM
Internet TLD .zm

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