Flag of Uganda

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Uganda
Flag of Uganda.svg
Use National flag and ensign
Proportion 2:3
Adopted October 9, 1962
Design Six equal horizontal bands of black (top), yellow, red, black, yellow, and red (bottom); a white disc is superimposed at the centre and depicts the national symbol, a grey crowned crane, facing the hoist side.
Designed by Grace Ibingira
The flag flying behind the Flag of Malaysia, over Uganda House- the High Commission to the United Kingdom, Trafalgar Square, London.

The flag of Uganda was adopted on 9 October 1962, the date that Uganda became independent from the United Kingdom. It consists of six equal horizontal bands of black (top), yellow, red, black, yellow, and red (bottom); a white disc is superimposed at the centre and depicts the national symbol, a grey crowned crane, facing the hoist side. The three colours are representative of African peoples (black), Africa's sunshine (yellow), and African brotherhood (red being the colour of blood, through which all Africans are connected).[1] The grey crowned crane is fabled for its gentle nature and was also the military badge of Ugandan soldiers during British rule.

The flag was designed by the Ugandan Minister of Justice, Grace Ibingira.

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