Flags of the World
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Flags of the World
The national flag of Zambia has a green background. On the left side of the flag are three vertical stripes of equal width that extend upward two-thirds of the way up the flag. The colors of the stripes from left to right are red, black and orange. Above the stripes is an orange eagle with its wings spread. The green base of the flag symbolizes the natural wealth and vegetation of Zambia. The red stripe is for Zambia's struggle for independence, the black stripe represents the people and the orange stripe represents mineral wealth of Zambia, specifically copper. The eagle above the stripes symbolizes freedom and the Coat of Arms.
The flag of Zambia was adopted originally on October 24, 1964 but was modified slightly in 1996. In 1996 Zambia changed its name from Northern Rhodesia as it gained independence from Britain. Zambian law states that the flag may only be flown between sunrise and sunset.
The Zimbabwe national flag has a horizontal triangle on the left side point toward the right, and seven, equal width, horizontal stripes. The triangle is white and contains a red, five-point star and a yellow Great Zimbabwe bird. The stripes are green, yellow, red and black. The black stripe is in the middle and the colors are symmetrical on the top and bottom. The black stripe symbolizes the African people. The green stripe represents the land and agriculture. The yellow stripe is for the mineral wealth of the country, and the red stripe is for the blood that was shed to gain independence. The Great Zimbabwe bird is a national symbol. The red star on the flag symbolizes socialism.
The flag was officially adopted on April 18, 1980. Zimbabwe gained independence from Britain in 1965. National law in Zimbabwe states that anyone who insults the flag in any way or shows disrespect to the flag will be found guilty and receive a fine no more than $1000 and imprisonment up to two years.