File:Flag of Katanga.svg

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English: Flag of State of Katanga (1960-1963). This digital reproduction has its design (dimensions 3:4), all four crosses (arms have same length and are coloured red; called "croisettes" in Katanga) and colours ("rouge vermilion", "vert clair" and "blanc") based on Katanga / Shaba (Democratic Republic of Congo) (FOTW), Neue Publikation: Katanga (1960/63) at and the official regulations concerning the Katangese flag. According to these sources, the flag was designed by an architect named Louis Dressen. The flag was introduced on 1960-07-18 and ratified by the national essembly on 1960-07-28 until its last usage on 1963-05-24. During its short existence, the flag had many variations primarily in its design and colour of the three crosses. Secondary sources included Self-proclaimed states in the Congo 1960-1963 (flag), Katanga 10 Francs ND (1960) (obverse side of banknote located at banknotes_com/KAT5AR.JPG), Repubblica del Katanga, République du Katanga, fino al 1871 (, Republic of Katanga - 1961 - Drapeau du Katanga, Gendarmerie Katangaise, The Republic of Katanga Mining Projects and Histoire de l'Independance de la Republic du Katanga.
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Public domain This work was first published in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is now in the public domain because its copyright protection has expired by virtue of the Ordinance-Law No. 86-033 of 5 April 1986 on the Protection of Copyright and Neighboring Rights (details). The work meets one of the following criteria:

  • It is an anonymous, pseudonymous or posthumous work and 50 years have passed since the date of its publication
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  • It is an "official act of authority" and ineligible for copyright protection; however "literary, artistic, or scientific publications produced by the authorities" are copyrighted by the government

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current19:39, 8 January 2019Thumbnail for version as of 19:39, 8 January 2019900 × 592 (11 KB)FDRMRZUSA (talk | contribs)Higher svg resolution from same file (by "Inkscape"). Same proportion. Optimized. No other changes.
13:55, 13 February 2014Thumbnail for version as of 13:55, 13 February 2014400 × 263 (10 KB)Goran tek-en (talk | contribs)Redrawn on request
21:55, 25 January 2010Thumbnail for version as of 21:55, 25 January 2010400 × 300 (2 KB)Froztbyte (talk | contribs)reduced file size, remade design (dimensions 3:4) based on specifications mentioned in official guidelines:
21:22, 24 October 2009Thumbnail for version as of 21:22, 24 October 2009452 × 302 (5 KB)Lexicon (talk | contribs)Inkscape SVG to plain SVG
15:44, 22 September 2006Thumbnail for version as of 15:44, 22 September 2006452 × 302 (6 KB)Lexicon (talk | contribs){{PD|flag}} Category:Historical flags Category:Flags of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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