The flag of Uganda comprises six equal horizontal bands of (from the top of the flag to the bottom of the flag) black, yellow, red, black, yellow and red. At the centre of the flag is a white disk inside which sits a crane (the national symbol of Uganda).
The flag of Uganda was officially adopted on 9 October 1962 following the country gaining its independence from Britain. The flag was an adaptation of the flag of the Uganda People's Congress - the ruling party at independence - which was a horizontal tricolour of black, yellow and red. The crane had served as the badge of Uganda added to the British blue ensign during Uganda's colonial era and was thus also added to the new national flag.
The flag's ratio is 2:3.