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The current Mozambique flag was officially adopted on May 1, 1983. It consists of three equal horizontal bands of green (top), black, and yellow with a red isosceles triangle on what is called the ‘hoist’ side. The Green colour stands for agriculture, Red sybolises the struggle for independence, White denotes peace and Yellow denotes mineral wealth. The central Black strip represents the African continent. The official emblem of Mozambique is displayed on the red triangle. In the centre of the triangle is a five-pointed star bearing a crossed AK-47 rifle and hoe in black superimposed on an open white book The crossed gun and ploughshare symbol is an influence of the Marxist FRELIMO party.

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