Full Name: United Republic of Tanzania
Phone code: +255
The national flag of Tanzania was adopted in 1964. It derives from the flag of Tanganyika and the flag of Zanzibar. The national flag of Tanzania is divided diagonally by a black band with yellow ribbons in the lower corner. The upper triangle is green and the lower triangle is blue.
Tanzania Flag Meaning
There is also a meaning of colors of national flag of Tanzania. The colors of the flag have been specified by the Planning and Privatization department of the office of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania. The green color symbolizes agriculture; the blue, the Indian Ocean; the yellow, the mineral wealth; and black, the color of the majority of the population.
Tanzania Flag History
Between 1891 and 1919 Tanzania belonged to the German colony of East Africa. Between 1922 and 1961, after World War I United Kingdom I took the territory of Tanganyika to the German colony and initiated the administration of the territory. Between 1961 and 1964, after regaining independence in 1961, Tanganyika established its new flag. In April of 1964 the annexation takes place between Tanganyika and Zanzibar and the result of the current flag of Tanzania was the fusion of both flags. Being the result the national flag of Tanzania of 1964, the resulting flag conserved the colors of both flags as a sign of respect between the two parts