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Uganda Flag Description
The flag of Uganda consists of six horizontal stripes of black, yellow, and red colors. The flag is divided into three equal parts, with the top stripe being black, the middle stripe being yellow, and the bottom stripe being red. In the center of the yellow stripe, there is a white circle with a grey crowned crane, the national bird of Uganda, standing on one leg.
The flag of Uganda was adopted on October 9, 1962, when the country gained independence from British colonial rule. The design of the flag was chosen through a national competition, and the winning design was created by Grace Ibingira, a Ugandan lawyer and politician.
Each color on the flag holds significant meaning. The black stripe represents the African people, the yellow stripe symbolizes the abundant sunshine in Uganda, and the red stripe represents the brotherhood and courage of the Ugandan people. The grey crowned crane in the center of the flag is a symbol of peace and prosperity.
The flag of Uganda has undergone a few modifications since its adoption. Initially, the flag had a green stripe instead of the current black stripe. However, in 1966, when President Milton Obote was overthrown by General Idi Amin, the green stripe was changed to black to symbolize the end of Obote’s rule. Additionally, the size and position of the crane have been adjusted over the years.
The flag of Uganda holds great significance to the people of the country. It represents their struggle for independence and their aspirations for peace and prosperity. The colors and symbols on the flag reflect the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Uganda.