General Info The Government Official Symbols





 





The National Anthem


Oh, Homeland, never will we forget

The Heroes of the Fourth of February

Oh, Homeland, we salute your sons

Fallen to give us our independence

We honor the past in our history

While, through work, we create a new man.


Chorus

Onward march, Angola

To revolution, for the sake of Might to the Populace!

United Homeland, Liberty.

One single People, one single Nation


Let us raise our voices in freedom

For the glory of the African Peoples

Let us march on, Angolan fighters

Out of solidarity with all oppressed peoples.

With pride we will fight for peace

Side by side with the progressivist forces of the world

With pride we will fight for peace

Side by side with the progressivist forces of the world


Onward march, Angola

To revolution, for the sake of Might to the Populace!

United Homeland, Liberty.

One single People, one single Nation


           


The National Flag



The Angolan Flag is composed of two horizontal bands in two colors. The top band is in bright red and the bottom one is in black.


Bright red – The color represents the blood shed by Angolans in the battles fought against colonial oppression, for national liberty and in defense of the Homeland.


Black – The color signifies the African continent.


In the center there is a form made up of:

a. A portion of a gear (a sprocket wheel) – that symbolizes the workers and industrial produce;

b. A machete symbolizing the peasants, agricultural produce and the armed struggle;

c. A star that symbolizes international solidarity and progress.


The yellow color of the sprocket wheel, the machete and the star represent the riches of the country.



The Insignia




The emblem of the Republic of Angola is made up of:

a. A part of a gear (a sprocket wheel) that represents the workers and industrial produce;

b. The foliage of the maize plant, of coffee and of cotton, representative of the peasants and of agricultural produce;

c. At the base of this group of elements there is an open book, symbolizing education and culture and the form of the rising sun that signifies the new Country.

d. At the center, are the forms of a machete and a spade symbolizing work and the commencement of the armed struggle.

e. At the top, the picture of a star symbolizes international solidarity and progress.

f. At the bottom of the ensign there is a golden band bearing the inscription "Republic of Angola".