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Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville) Flag

Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville) Flag

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Our Congo Peoples Republic Brazzaville flags are made in the traditional 2:1 ratio used for National flags in the UK so this flag will match others of the same size if you are flying several flags together. We use a MOD grade Knitted Polyester which has been tested for its durability and suitability for production of flags.

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History of the Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville) Flag

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Trivia
The current flag is the same as the one originally adopted in 1958.
Technical Specifications
Adopted 15th September 1991
Proportion 2:3
Design A green and red bicolour separated with a diagonal yellow band.
Colours
PMS Green: 355 Yellow: 109 Red: 032
Brief History

The first flag flown in the area that was to become the Republic of Congo was a plain white field with large red X as a symbol of the Kingdom of Kongo. From 1550 the western part of Congo was called the Kingdom of Loango and adopted a flag that featured a plain blue field with white hand and seven five-pointed yellow stars.

The French colonised the areas in 1882 and the French blue-white-red vertical Tricolour was adopted. In 1910 the area became part of French Equatorial Africa and the flag remained unchanged.  There is said to be a second flag of French Congo that was used that was a green-yellow horizontal bicolour that featured the French flag in the top left hand corner.

When the Congo was declared an autonomous republic within the French community the flag was changed to the modern green and red bicolour separated with a diagonal yellow band.

In 1969 a new flag was adopted to reflect the countries Marxist government. A plain red field with golden hammer and hoe, green laurel and gold five-pointed star at the top left was chosen.

A new democratic government in 1991 saw the name and the flag of The Republic of Congo reinstated.

The colours of the flag are those of the Pan-Africanist movement and partially have specific meaning. The green represents fertile land and yellow represents the people, however the red has no specific meaning.

The Coat of Arms of the Republic of Congo

The Coat of Arms of the Republic of Congo was adopted in 1991 and features a yellow shield with red lion holding a torch at the centre in front of a green wavy line. At either side of the shield are black elephants and a crown with “REPUBLIC DU CONGO” on the band at the top and a banner stating “UNITE, TRAVAIL, PROGRES” underneath.

The Roundel of the Republic of Congo Air Force

The Roundel of the Republic of Congo Air Force features a circle made up of the Pan-Africanist colours of the national flag.

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