Flag of Harare

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Harare
Flag of Harare.svg
UseCivil flag
Proportion1:2
AdoptedApril 18, 1982
DesignA horizontal fimbriated tricolour of teal, yellow, red, yellow and teal. Upper stripe contains sun rays, middle section contains two tobacco leaves and bottom stripe has the Zimbabwe bird.

The flag of Harare is the civil flag for the capital city of Zimbabwe.

History[edit]

The flag was adopted on 18 April 1982, when the capital city of Zimbabwe was renamed Harare from the original, Salisbury. When the city was renamed it adopted a new flag and a new coat of arms replacing those of Salisbury, which bore the Latin motto Discrimine Salus ("In Discrimination there is Safety"), the family motto of William Fairbridge, the first mayor of the city.[1][2]

Similarities[edit]

The Flag of Harare is similar to the Flag of Zimbabwe in that it contains the Zimbabwe Bird. The Zimbabwe Bird is the country's National symbol. It appears on its currency, flags, and stamps. The flag also contains many similarities to other African flags as in contains some of the Pan-African colours.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salisbury (Harare old flag)
  2. ^ Quarterly Bulletin of the South African Library, Volumes 9-10, 1954, page 92
  3. ^ "Harare (Zimbabwe)". www.crwflags.com. Retrieved 2016-10-24.