Coat of Arms

Uganda’s coat of arms features a Crested Crane and a Uganda Kob supporting a shield that displays three symbols. It has also waves for Lake Victoria at the top, a sun representing the beautiful weather centered and a traditional drum symbolic of dancing at the bottom. Crossed behind the shield are spears, and the national motto is displayed on a ribbon below. The Uganda coat of arms reflects the identity, aspirations and economic activity of Uganda. The creased crane includes all the three national colours. It is friendly, gentle and peace loving representing the true characters the people of Uganda.
The spear and shield are traditional tools for defence in Africa. The sun represents the abundant sunshine found in Uganda as an equatorial nation. The drum is a symbol of the cultural heritage of the Ugandan people. The upper blue lines represent Uganda’s abundant rainfall while the lower blue lines represent plentiful lakes and rivers. To the left, there is coffee growing and to the right is cotton. The motto ‘For God and My Country‘ reflects upon Uganda as a nation of people who fear God and love their country.

Flag of Uganda

The flag of Uganda was adopted in 1962, the black color identifies Uganda as a black nation of Africa, the yellow represents the abundant sunshine Uganda enjoys being situated on the equator and the red represents Uganda’s brotherhood with the rest of Africa and the world. The crested crane, the national bird of Uganda, adorns the center of the flag and stands on one leg facing the flag pole. The raised leg symbolizes that Uganda is not stagnant but moving forward.

The Crested Crane (Official Bird of Uganda)

The Crested Crane is the official bird of Uganda. In its plumage, it contains the three colors of Uganda and is a friendly, gentle and peace loving bird, characteristics which are certainly true of the Ugandan people

Ugandan National Anthem

Oh Uganda may God uphold thee,
We lay our future in thy hand,
United free for liberty
Together we’ll always stand.
Oh Uganda the land of freedom,
Our love and labour we give,
And with neighbours all,
At our country’s call
In peace and friendship we’ll live.
Oh Uganda! the land that feeds us,
By sun and fertile soil grown,
For our own dear land,
We shall always stand,
The pearl of Africa’s Crown

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