Flag of Zambia

Zambia Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesZM, ZMB
Official NameRepublic of Zambia
Government TypePresidential Republic
CurrencyZambian Kwacha (ZMW)
Calling Code+260
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Southern African Development Community, Commonwealth of Nations
PopulationApproximately 17.9 million
Total Area752,612 square kilometers
Highest PointMafinga Central (2,339 meters, 7,674 feet)
Lowest PointZambezi River (329 meters, 1,079 feet)
GDP Per Capita$1,305
Life Expectancy63.89 years
Internet TLD.zm

Zambian National Anthem

Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free

Stand and sing of Zambia, proud and free,
Land of work and joy in unity,
Victors in the struggle for our rights,
We’ve won freedom’s fight.
All one, strong and free.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Zambian Flag

The flag of Zambia, adopted upon independence on October 24, 1964, is rich in symbolism and reflects the country’s identity and natural heritage. The main design features are green with a red, black, and orange vertical stripe at the fly, with an eagle flying above the stripes.

The green represents the country’s lush flora, a symbol of the nation’s natural wealth and also a sign of Zambia’s commitment to environmental protection. The red stripe symbolizes the struggle for freedom, the black stands for the Zambian people, and the orange represents the country’s mineral wealth, notably copper.

Above these stripes, the eagle in flight symbolizes the Zambian people’s ability to rise above the nation’s challenges. This design was chosen to replace the colonial flag as a symbol of the country’s new era of sovereignty and independence.

The flag has remained consistent since independence, with no major changes. It serves as a constant reminder of the nation’s journey, the natural resources that play a crucial role in its economy, and the unity and freedom of its people. The Zambian flag is a source of pride and a representation of the country’s aspirations and values on the global stage.