Flag of Rwanda (1962-2001)
Rwanda (1962-2001)
Adopted July 1, 1962 [1]
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 2:3

The 1962-2001 flag of Rwanda was a red-yellow-green vertical tricolour with a large R in the center of the flag, in order to distinguish it from the otherwise identical Guinean flag.


Derived from the Ethiopian flag, the colours green, yellow and red represented peace, the nation's hope for future development, and the Rwandan people. The flag was changed because it had become associated with the brutality of the Rwandan Genocide. [2]


  1. Rwanda: Historical Flags at Flags of the World
  2. Rwanda at Flags of the World



Rwanda (1962-2001)1962-2001

Rwanda (1961-1962)1961-1962

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