Last modified: 2001-03-16 by zeljko heimer
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by Zeljko Heimer
Flag adopted 6 November 1959, coat of arms adopted 11 August 1970.
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
Full name: Republic of Tchad (République du Tchad).
Location: Central Africa.
Status: Independent Republic.
A short history:
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: