African Flags

What is the national flag of Africa?

South Africa FlagRepublic of Zaire FlagZimbabwe Flag


This is a flag which represents the U.S. as a country:

American Flag


Think now of a state flag, such as the Michigan state flag:

Michigan Flag


This is a flag that represents a part of the United States, the state of Michigan. All states in the U.S. have their own flags, but the continent The U.S. is in, North America, does not have a flag.

This is the flag of Zimbabwe:

Zimbabwe Flag


It is a country flag, not a state flag. It is similar to the “stars and stripes.” On the continent of Africa, there are 56 countries, each with its own national flag. Similarly, on the continent of North America, there are 3 countries, Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, and each of these countries has its own flag. Africa is a continent, not a country, so it does not have its own flag.

Go on to Languages of Africa or return to Activity Two.