Congo, Democratic Republic of the National Anthem

Anthem History

adopted 1960; replaced when the country was known as Zaire; but readopted in 1997

Anthem Lyrics

Zairois dans la paix retrouvee


Peuple uni, nous sommes Zairois


En avant fier et plein de dignite


Peuple grand, peuple libre a jamais


Tricolore enflamme nous du feu sacre


Pour batir notre pays toujours plus beau


Autour d'un fleuve majeste


Autour d'un fleuve majeste





Tricolore au vent ravive l'ideal


Qui nous relie aux aieux a nos enfants


Paix, justice et travail


Paix, justice et travail

Congo, Democratic Republic of the Flag

Flag Date of Adoption 17 May 1997
Flag Symbolism sky blue field divided diagonally from the lower hoist corner to upper fly corner by a red stripe bordered by two narrow yellow stripes; a yellow, five-pointed star appears in the upper hoist corner; blue represents peace and hope, red the blood of the country's martyrs, and yellow the country's wealth and prosperity; the star symbolizes unity and the brilliant future for the country

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