Flag of Tanzania

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Tanzania
Flag of Tanzania.svg
Use National flag and civil and state ensign
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 30 June 1964
Design A yellow-edged black diagonal band divided diagonally from the lower hoist-side corner. The upper triangle is green and the lower triangle is blue.

The flag of Tanzania was adopted on 30 June 1964. It was a merger of the flags of Tanganyika and Zanzibar.

The flag is divided diagonally by a yellow-edged black band from the lower hoist-side corner. The upper triangle (hoist side) is green and the lower triangle is blue. The meaning of the colours is as follows:

  • green represents the natural vegetation present in the country,
  • gold represents the rich mineral deposits of the country,
  • black represents the skin colour of Tanzanians,
  • and blue represents the numerous lakes and rivers and the Indian Ocean.
Flag of Tanganyika (1 May 1961 to 26 April 1964) and Tanzania (26 April 1964 to 30 June 1964)
Flag of Tanganyika (1 May 1961 to 26 April 1964) and Tanzania (26 April 1964 to 30 June 1964)
Flag of Zanzibar (29 January 1964 to 26 April 1964)
Flag of Zanzibar (29 January 1964 to 26 April 1964)
Presidential Standard
Presidential Standard

The colours of the flag have been specified by the Planning and Privatisation department of the President’s Office of Tanzania.

Scheme Black Blue Green Gold
British Standard 2660 of 1955 9-103 0-012 0-010 0-002

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