Mozambique Flag Meaning & Details


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 Mozambique Flag
 Flag Information
  • three equal horizontal bands of green (top), black, and yellow with a red isosceles triangle based on the hoist side

  • the black band is edged in white

  • centered in the triangle is a yellow five-pointed star bearing a crossed rifle and hoe in black superimposed on an open white book

  • green represents the riches of the land, white peace, black the African continent, yellow the country's minerals, and red the struggle for independence

  • the rifle symbolizes defense and vigilance, the hoe refers to the country's agriculture, the open book stresses the importance of education, and the star represents Marxism and internationalism

    note: one of only two national flags featuring a firearm, the other is Guatemala

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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