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Republic of Chad, République du Tchad, Jumhuriyat Tashad

Last modified: 2001-03-16 by zeljko heimer
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Chad flag [National flag] 2:3
by Zeljko Heimer
Flag adopted 6 November 1959, coat of arms adopted 11 August 1970.

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Origin and meaning of colors

The blue-yellow-red colours of Chad are a combination of the blue-white-red of France, the former colonial power, and the green-yellow-red of the Pan-African (e.g., Ethiopian) ones. Cf. Central African Republic whose colors are blue-yellow-red and green.
Similarly Andorra's blue-yellow-red is a combination of the national colours of France and Spain. Accidentally, the flag is the same as the flag of Romania.
Roy Stilling, 10 October 1995

Blue officially represents sky, hope, agriculture and southern part of land. Yellow is for northern part (desert) and sun. Red is for prosperity, unity and the readiness of citizens to sacrifice for their country. The flag was officially accepted on 6 November, 1959. Proportions are 2:3.
Zeljko Heimer, 8 December 1995

Presentation on Chad

Full name: Republic of Tchad (République du Tchad).
Location: Central Africa.
Status: Independent Republic.
A short history:

  • 1900 French protectorate.
  • 1908 part of Ubangui Chari Chad.
  • 1920 Separate colony.
  • 1946 Province of French Equatorial Africa.
  • 1958 Autonomous Republic using today's flag.
  • 11 August 1960. Independence. Since 1960 a civil war has been waged with frequent foreign interventions. French troops in the South, Libyan in the North and always rebel armies.
    Joan-Francés Blanc, 13 November 1996

    Parts of the Constitution regarding the Flag and Arms

    I rencently bought an issue of the Afrique contemporaine review. That issue includes the full text of the newest (14 April 1996) constitution of Chad.

    Here are the flag and coat-of-arms related parts:

    French original:

    Article 8
    L'emblème national est le drapeau tricolore bleu, or, rouge, à trois bandes verticales et à dimensions égales, le bleu étant du côté de la hampe. [...]
    Article 10
    Les sceaux et les armoiries de la République du Tchad sont déterminés par la loi.


    Article 8
    The national emblem is the blue, gold, red tricolour flag of three vertical stripes of equal width, the blue is at the hoist [...]
    Article 10
    The seals and coat-of-arms of the republic of the Chad are determined by law.
    François-Jean Blanc 26 March 1998

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