The flag of Madagascar is a distinctive horizontal tricolor of white, red, and green bands. The white band symbolizes purity and integrity in the nation’s endeavors. The red band reflects the sovereignty of the Malagasy people and their struggle for independence. Green represents the lush vegetation and abundant natural resources of Madagascar, signifying hope and prosperity. In the center of the flag, there is a vertical white rectangle with a red rectangle in its center.
This emblematic design, known as the “Patriote,” is a historical symbol representing the heroic struggle against colonial rule and the fight for freedom and unity. Adopted in 1958, the flag embodies Madagascar’s rich cultural heritage and its journey toward self-determination and development.