Flag of Ethiopia
    Ethiopia Flag
    Ethiopia flag
    Adopted 31 October 1996
    Proportion 1:2
    Use National flag and ensign
    Colors Green (Hex #078930)
    Yellow (Hex #FCDD09)
    Red (Hex #DA121A)
    Blue (Hex #0F47AF)
    Ethiopia Flag
    The national flag of Ethiopia has three equal horizontal bands of green (top), yellow, and red, with a yellow pentagram and single yellow rays emanating from the angles between the points on a blue disk centered on the three bands.
    Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa, and the three main colors of its flag were so often appropriated by other African countries upon independence that they became known as the Pan-African colors.
    Ethiopia Flag - symbolism
    Ethiopia Flag symbolism - meaning
    Green represents the richness and the fertility of our land as well as hope
    Yellow stands for justice, harmony and religious freedom
    Blue represents peace and progress
    Red symbolizes the sacrifice and heroism of Ethiopia's fathers, who spilled their blood in defense of their homeland
    The pentagram stands for the unity and equality of the nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia. The rays emanating symbolize prosperity spreading through the land and among its people
    Ethiopia Flag history
    Ethiopian Flag 1897-1914
    Ethiopian Flag 1897-1914
    A year after Ethiopia defended itself from Italian colonization at the Battle of Adwa, Menelik II on 6 October 1897 ordered the three pennants combined in a rectangular tricolor from top to bottom of red, yellow, and green with the first letter of his own name (the Amharic me) on the central stripe.
    Ethiopia Flag history

    Ethiopian Flag
    Ethiopian Flag 1941-1974
    The 'Conquering Lion of Judah', a crowned lion holding a staff topped by a cross with ribbons in the three national colours, symbolizing that Emperor Menilek I had been the son of the Queen of Sheba and the biblical King Solomon, appeared in the middle of the flag during 1941 - 1974 period
    Ethiopia Flag history
    Ethiopian Flag 1974-1975
    Ethiopian Flag 1974-1975
    When Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I was overthrown in 1974, the crown was removed and Staff was replaced with a spear.
    Ethiopia Flag history


    Ethiopian Flag
    Ethiopian Flag 1914-1936, 1975-1987 and 1991-1996
    The lion was removed from the flag when the Coordinating Committee of the Armed Forces, Police and Territorial Army (Derg) ruled Ethiopia between 1974 and 1987. It is also the flag of the Transitional Government of Ethiopia (1991–1996)
    Ethiopia Flag history

    Ethiopian Flag 1974-1975
    Ethiopian Flag 1987-1991
    When the Derg was broken up in 1987, Mengiistu Haile Mariam’s socialist People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia was formed. The tricolour’s proportions were elongated and a socialist emblem featured in the centre.
    Ethiopia Flag history



    Ethiopian Flag
    Ethiopian Flag 6 Feb 1991 - 31 Oct 1991
    In 1991 the People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front defeated Mengiistu and the socialist emblem was removed. The flag of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from 6 February to 31 October 1996 featured a smaller and lighter central disc than in the current flag.
    Ethiopia National Anthem
    Ethiopia Flag Image
    Ethiopia Flag Image

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