The national flag of Rwanda was adopted on 25 October 2001.
There are four colors used on this flag. It consists of three stripes blue green and yellow. In addition on the blue field there is an emblem of the sun. Blue band is a symbol of peace and happiness. Green symbolizes the people`s hope for the future. The sun represents enlightment. This flag was adopted to avoid association with genocide of 1994.
The precedent flag was in the same color shape but to distinguish it from nearly identic flag of Guinea the letter R was imprinted. These colors are traditional for the Pan african colors and they are used as a sign of solidarity with decolonization movement in thecountry.
Total area:26,338 km2
Formation:1. 7. 1962
Currency:rwandan franc (RWF)