The flag of Zambia was adopted upon the country`s independence. It happened on 24 October 1964. A flag is a green field with an orange eagle upon three vertical stripes colored black red and orange.
Each element have symbolic meaning as well as colors used in the flag. Green is a symbol of the country`s richness in mineral resources. Black symbolize that the country belongs to African continent. Orange stands for the country`s richness in mineral resources (cooper mainly). The eagle also appears on the national coat of arms. It is a national symbol of spirit and the ability of people to raise over national problems.
Law of how the flag can be flown
The country`s law regulates how and when the national flag can be flown. The regulation says it may be flown from sunrise to sunset and may be used only on
- Public buildings and establishments occupied by governmental institutions
- Buildings and premises occupied by local authorities
- At any premises and governmental vehicles or ships.
Also the flag is flown during public holidays such as the national flag day or independence day.
Total area:752,618 km2
Formation:24. 10. 1964
Currency:zambian kwacha (ZMW)