List of flags of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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This is a list of flags used by the Democratic Republic of the Congo and its antecedents.

National[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg 2006–present Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Sky blue flag, adorned with a yellow star in the upper left canton and cut diagonally by a red stripe with a thin yellow frame.

Historical[edit]

Colonial period[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Congo Free State.svg 1885–1908
1908–1960
Flag of the Congo Free State
(Previously of the International African Association)
Flag of Belgian Congo
A yellow five-pointed flag on a blue background.
Flag of Governor-General of Belgian Congo.svg 1936-1960 Standard of the Governor-General of the Belgian Congo Flag of the Belgian Congo superimposed on the top left of the Flag of Belgium
Flag of the Batetela rebels.jpg 1895-1908 Flag of the Batetela Rebels

Republic of the Congo and the Congo Crisis[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Congo-Léopoldville (1960-1963).svg 1960-1963 Flag of Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville)
Flag of Congo-Léopoldville (1963-1966).svg 1963-1966 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo
Flag of Congo-Kinshasa (1966-1971).svg 1966-1971 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo The red bend sinister was changed to a reduced bend sinister.
Flag of South Kasai.svg 1960-1961 Flag of the South Kasai
Flag of Katanga.svg 1960-1963 Flag of the State of Katanga

Zaire[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Zaire.svg 1971-1997 Flag of Zaire

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (1997-2003).svg 1997-2003 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (2003-2006).svg 2003-2006 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg 2006–present Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Sky blue flag, adorned with a yellow star in the upper left canton and cut diagonally by a red stripe with a thin yellow frame.

Presidential[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg ? Flag of the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo National flag with the addition of the inscription "Le President"

Sub-national[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Kinshasa Flag.svg ? Flag of Kinshasa