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First Mozambican (pre-independence) Flag

[First temporary Mozambican flag]by Zeljko Heimer, 29 July 1996

Mozambique gained independence on 5 September 1974 when the FRELIMO flag (Front for Liberation of Mozambique) that led the struggle for independence from Portugal, was adopted as the temporary flag. On that day a truce betweenPortugal and FRELIMO was agreed upon, and the FRELIMO flag flew alongside the Portuguese flag. The flag was green over black over yellow fimbrated white, and with a red triangle in the hoist. It was used until 25 June 1975
Antonio Martins, 21 Sep 1997 

First official Mozambican flag

[First official Mozambican flag]by Zeljko Heimer, 29 July 1996, redrawn by Antonio Martins,21 Sep 1997

The first flag of Mozambique, adopted 25 June 1975, had four irregular triangles radiating from the upper hoist, VRNY counterclockwise, with W fimbriation between them (also triangular). In the upper hoist, over the R and N fields, the lesser arms of the time: on a white black lined cogwheel, a rifle and a hoe crossed saltire over an open book, all NW and a R star in the upper right side. The CoA was changed in 1982 but the flag only in April 1983; I suppose that the old lesser arms remained unchanged during that interval.
Antonio Martins, 21 Sep 1997 

Another temporary flag

[Another temporary flag]by Zeljko Heimer, 29 July 1996

In April 1983 the flag of Frelimo was reintroduced,this time with a yellow star and the symbol over it. Yet later the symbol was further simplified and the current flag of Mozambique was introduced.
Antonio Martins, 21 Sep 1997

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