The flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is blue with a yellow-bordered red diagonal stripe and a gold star in the upper hoist corner. The width-to-length ratio is two-to-three. The flag of the country has been in use since the 1960s, when the African nation became independent. It was the first flag to use the stars, which symbolised all the state's people. The current national flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo was adopted on February 20, 2006. The DRC's flag features a sky-blue field with a single red stripe and two yellow stripes. In the hoist corner, there is a five-pointed star. The colors of the flag represent peace and unity, and the star symbolizes a bright future for the country. The stars are the national symbol, as well as the emblems of the various communities in the country.
The main colors are: