The national flag of Angola came into use at independence on November 11, 1975. It is split horizontally into an upper red half and a lower black half. The explanation of the flag is the red is for the blood spilt by Angolans during their independence struggles while the black is for the continent of Africa. The symbol in the middle is of a crossed cog wheel (representing workers and industry) and machete (representing the peasantry) with a gold star. The Angolan flag has remained controversial. Some see it as an excessively political symbol, pointing out the similarity with the MPLA's party flag. It has also been criticized for representing memories of Angola's bloody and violent past, instead of hope for the future.
Nylon flags are made of 100% heavyweight 200-denier Nylon, specially treated to resist deterioration, a truly durable all-weather flag. Finished with white cotton header and 2 grommets. Made in the USA.
Light Weight Polyester flags are printed on a lighter, richly colored indoor quality material. Can be flown outdoors for short periods of time. Perfect for pictures or as a souvenir of a special trip. Finished with white header and 2 grommets.
Hand held flags are printed on lightweight indoor quality material. Perfect at parades, rallies, sports events, elections or any occasion. Attached to plastic or wood staff.
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