Flag of Chad

Flag of Chad

The national flag of the Republic of Chad is a vertical tricolor consisting (left to right) of a blue, a yellow and a red field. The flag colors combine the colors of the flag of France with some traditional Pan-African colors. The basic design is the same as that of the flag of Romania.Blue means the sky, hope, and water. Yellow means the sun and the desert. Red means progress, unity, and sacrifice. Red also recalls the blood shed for independence.The flag was adopted for the autonomous republic and retained on independence in 1960. Despite many upheavals since independence the flag has not been changed.

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* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3626821.stm 'Identical flag' causes flap in Romania]

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