Interesting Facts About Uganda Flag You Should Know

Uganda is a landlocked country found in East Africa. The purely agricultural state is bordered by Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Southern Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda has beautiful physically features such as savanna plateaus, mountains and lakes. The country adopted its flag (Uganda Flag) in the year 1962 when it became independent from the British. The flag was a creation of the Uganda People’s Congress Party that came to power in April 1962 elections. It was designed by the then Uganda’s Ministers of justice, Mr. Grace Ibingira.

Uganda flag was designed to depict the pure characters of the people of Uganda. The nation is proud of its gentle and peaceful citizenry. Despite being brutalized by the dictatorial regime of Milton Obote and Idi Amin when over 8 000,000 people were killed, Uganda was able to overcome her dark days and get back on track. Latest reports from various world organizations have indicated that the country is among the fastest grown economies in the world with an average of 7.8 per cent since the year 2000.

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Structure of flag
The Republic of Uganda’s flag consists of six trips of equal horizontal brands of black, yellow, red and a grey crown situated at the center on a white disc.

The black strip in the Ugandan flag represents the color of the people. This identifies the country as a nation of black Africans.

Uganda is one of the countries situated along the equator. The yellow strips symbolize the abundant bright sunshine found in the country.

Red symbolizes the brotherhood enjoyed by the people of Uganda and the bond they share with countries in Africa and the world as a whole.

Grey Crowned Crane
A grey crown adorns the center of the Uganda’s flag. It symbolizes the peaceful and gentlenature of the people of Uganda. It was first used as the military badge for the countries army during the British rule. The crown stands on one leg with the other feet lifted as it faces the pole. The raised leg symbolizes that Uganda is not a stagnating nation but a state that is moving forward.

Similarity to other flags
The Uganda flag has been argued to resemble the German flag since they share the three pre dominant colors of yellow, black and red with the crown in a white disc at the center separating them. Angola and Belgium are two other countries whose national flag have yellow, black and red colors similar to Uganda. It is said that the Ugandan flag is unique since it is the only flag with a total of five colors in the whole world. The flag is composed of yellow, grey, white, red and black. This is one of the reasons why the flag is one of the most adored.

Despite positive strides made by the government of President Yoweri Museveni, an insurgent known has Lord Resistance Army has continued to terrorize the northern part of the country, by abducting children and turn them to soldiers. The country is also struggling with the aids epidemic and high levels of poverty and anger.

Uganda Flag


Flag of the Uganda Protectorate (1914-March, 1962)


Standard of the Governor of Uganda (1914 – March, 1962)


National Uganda flag (March – October 9, 1962)


Presidential Standard of Uganda

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Uganda National Anthem

The Words of the Ugandan National Anthem

Ugandan National Anthem

Oh Uganda may God uphold thee,
We lay our future in thy hand,
United free for liberty
Together we’ll always stand.

Oh Uganda the land of freedom,
Our love and labour we give,
And with neighbours all,
At our country’s call
In peace and friendship we’ll live.

Oh Uganda! the land that feeds us,
By sun and fertile soil grown,
For our own dear land,
We shall always stand,
The pearl of Africa’s Crown