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    SYMBOLS OF THE REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA

The symbols of the Republic of Angola are the National Flag, the State Seal and the National Anthem.

THE Official Flag of the Republic of Angola

The national flag consists of two colours in horizontal bands. The upper band is bright red and the lower one black. The bright red band represents the blood shed by Angolans during colonial oppression, the national liberation struggle and the defence of the country. The black band represents the African continent.

In the center there is a composition formed by a segment of a cog wheel, symbolizing the workers and industrial production, a machete, symbolizing the peasants, agricultural production and the armed struggle, and a star, symbolising international solidarity and progress. The cog wheel, the machete and the star are yellow, symbolizing the country’s wealth.

 STATE SEAL

The insignia of the Republic of Angola shall be formed by a segment of a cogwheel and sheaves of maize, coffee and cotton, representing respectively the workers and industrial production, the peasants and agricultural production.
At the foot of the design, an open book shall represent education and culture, and the rising sun shall represent the new country. In the center shall be a machete and a hoe symbolizing work and the start of the armed struggle. At the top shall be a star symbolizing international solidarity and progress.
In the lower part of the emblem shall be a golden band with the inscription 'Republic of Angola'.

National Anthem

The National Anthem is “Angola Avante”

Oh, Pátria nunca mais esqueceremos

Os Heróis de 4 de Fevereiro

Oh Pátria, nós saudamos os teus filhos

Tombados pela nossa independência

Honramos o passado e a nossa história

Construindo no trabalho o homem novo

Honramos o passado e a nossa história

Construindo no trabalho o homem novo

 Angola, avante!

Revolução, pelo poder popular

Pátria unida, liberdade

Um só povo, uma só nação

 Levantemos nossas vozes libertadas

Para a glória dos povos africanos

Solidários com os povos oprimidos  

Orgulhosos lutaremos pela Paz

Com as forças progressistas do Mundo

Orgulhosos lutaremos pela Paz

Com as forças progressistas do Mundo.  

Angola, avante!

Revolução, pelo poder popular

Pátria unidade, liberdade

Um só povo, uma só nação. 

Source: The Constitution of Angola.

 

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