The flag of Angola is a horizontal bicolour featuring the colour red at the top of the flag and the colour black at the bottom of the flag. At the centre of the flag is a yellow emblem featuring a machete, a gear and a star.
The constitution of Angola describes the flag's meaning - red represents bloodshed, black symbolises Africa, the gear represents the industrial workers and production, the machete symbolises agriculture, the star represents international solidarity and yellow represents the country's wealth.
The flag of Angola was officially adopted on 11 November 1975 following the country gaining its independence from Portugal. The flag is based on the flag of the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (this flag did not contain the machete or the gear symbols).
The flag's ratio is 2:3.