The flag of Tanzania features a horizontal tricolor of green, yellow, and blue with a black diagonal band that starts from the lower hoist-side corner and ends at the upper fly-side corner. The green color represents the country’s natural vegetation, while the yellow color symbolizes Tanzania’s mineral wealth, and the blue color represents the Indian Ocean surrounding the country. The black diagonal stripe represents Tanzania’s African heritage and the unity of its people. In the center of the black stripe, there is a golden-yellow representation of the national emblem, which features a warrior’s shield and crossed spears, superimposed on a golden sun rising over Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.