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[Mozambican flag][Variant] 2:3~
by Zeljko Heimer, 1 Jul 2002 See also:

Flag of Mozambique

The current flag: a vertical triband of VNY with white fimbriations between VN and NY stripes, and a R triangle at the hoist extended to about 3/7 of the width, charged with a centered yellow star bearing the country's lesser arms: a rifle and a hoe crossed saltire over an open book, all in proper colors. This flag, in 2:3 format, was adopted in 1983.05.01 and has a close resemblance to the former FRELIMO flag.
Antonio Martins, 21 Sep 1997

National Flag. CSW/CSW 2:3
I'll jump over description directly to the construction details given in Album:  (10+1+10+1+10):(21+27).
This image has smaller emblem in the triangle then the one in Album, where it seems somewhat like inscribed in a circle of 13 units or so (meaninng the diameter of the circle circumscribing the star).
This flag superseded not only the national flag of 1975, but also the red warflag
And now the notes. Graham Bartram has the flag in ratio 5:8, while Album 2000 has it as 2:3. [vdv00] agrees with Album. I guess that 5:8 might be a "relict" from previous flag, which is in [smi82] given as ratio 5:8~. Certainly a thing to look into.

Following the construction details given in Album for the width of stripes, I have gained a flag image that has white fimbroations considerably thinner then I was expecting to. unless I have messed up something, it seems that no vex-book has the fimbriations as thin as 1/10 of stripes. It's hard to measure such small sizes in Album 2000, but even there the white stripes seem to be wider then 1/10 of the, say, black stripe.
Zeljko Heimer, 1 Jul 2002

flag construction sheet

[construction sheet] by Zeljko Heimer, 3 Jul 2002

Detail of the emblem

[Detail of the emblem] by Zeljko Heimer, 1 Jul 2002

Mozambican Coat of Arms

[Mozambican Coat of Arms] from this site, found by Dov Gutterman, 3 Apr 1999

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