Colors and the Meaning of the Uganda Flag
The Uganda flag consists of six equally large strips of black, yellow and red. The color order of the stripes starts with black and ends in red, and in the middle of the flag is a gray-colored crowned crane placed in a white circle. The black color represents the African people, the yellow color sun, and the red color represents the brotherhood of the African people.
The crane used for the first time in the British colony is the national symbol of Uganda. Black, yellow and red colors are the colors of the Uganda People’s Congress party that came to power in April 1962.
Uganda Flag Map
History of the Uganda Flag
Many kingdoms have been established since the 15th century, especially in the southern parts of the region. Among these newly established kingdoms, the Buganda Kingdom had an important place. In addition, the Kingdom of Ankole, the Kingdom of the Bunyoro and the Kingdom of Toro have been kingdoms established in this region during this century.
In 1860, John Hanning Speke and John Hanning Speke, the first Europeans to come to the region, were who first discovered the source of the Nile. During this period, the colonization process of Europeans started in the east of the African continent. During this period, both the Catholic and Protestant missionaries, who were in this group, succeeded in the missionary activities in a short time and made many groups of people members of their religions. This time they used the British Colonial Flag with Union Jack in Uganda.
In the 1950s, steps were taken to get rid of the colonial system, parties were formed and a parliament was formed. One of the parties established is the Democratic Party.
When the Democratic Party ruled the country, a design was proposed for the flag. In this proposed flag, the green-blue-green had vertical lines and was separated by narrower yellow stripes, and there was a yellow crane silhouette in the center. After the Democratic Party lost its national elections on 25 April 1962, the newly elected People’s Congress of Uganda rejected the old design and proposed the current design. The newly proposed flag was designed based on the Uganda People’s Congress Flag. The British government approved this design before the independence of the country. The flag was designed by Uganda Justice Minister, Grace Ibingira.
Neighboring Countries of Uganda
Uganda, a land country located in the eastern part of the African continent and do not have a coast, borders South Sudan in the north, Kenya, Tanzania in the east, Rwanda in the southwest and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the west.
Main Characteristics of Uganda
Uganda is known as the pearl of Africa because of its natural beauty. It is possible to observe gorillas in their natural environment with the safaris organized in the country. It is located on the shore of Lake Victoria, one of the largest lakes in the world. Forests and waterfalls near the lake are also worth seeing. Kampala is the largest city and capital of the country. It is also the center of trade and industry. There are two official languages, Swahili and English. As the currency, Uganda shillings are used.
There is a mild climate. While the average annual temperature in the southern part is between 13 and 23, it varies between 18 and 30 degrees in the north. Food cultures also vary by region. Bananas, meats, and potatoes are consumed a lot.
|Currency||ugandan shilling (UGX)|
|Highest Point||Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley (5,110 m)|
|Total Area||241,038 km2|