Our digitally printed Ethiopia flags are made to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Created to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole.
Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags
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|Adopted||31st October 1996|
|Design||A green-yellow-red horizontal tricolour with the Emblem of Ethiopia in the centre.|
The first flag flown in Ethiopia was that of the Aussa Sultanate, the rulers of the area towards the end of the 16th Century. From the 17th Century red, yellow and green pennants were flown in the area.
The First official flag of Ethiopia was adopted in 1897; it features the green-yellow-red horizontal tricolour with the crowned Lion of Judah at the centre.
When Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I was overthrown in 1974, the tricolour flag was altered slightly. The crown was removed and Staff was replaced with a spear.
The lion was removed from the flag when The Coordinating Committee of the Armed Forces, Police and Territorial Army (Derg) ruled Ethiopia between 1974 and 1987.
When the Derg was broken up in 1987, Mengiistu Haile Mariam’s socialist People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia was formed. The tricolour’s proportions were elongated and a socialist emblem featured in the centre.
In 1991 the People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front defeated Mengiistu and the socialist emblem was removed.
The emblem of Ethiopia was added to the centre of the flag in 1996, originally a light blue field it was changed after eight months to dark blue.
Each colour on the flag has a specific meaning; the green is for land, yellow for peace, red for strength and the blue is for unity.
The Emblem of Ethiopia
The Historical Emblems of Ethiopia
Here are examples of the historical emblems of Ethiopia.
The Flags of the Regions of Ethiopia
Here are examples of the flags of the Regions of Ethiopia.
The Roundel of the Ethiopian Air Force
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