Flag Log's World Flag Chart 1980
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Other Peoples and Places
Saint Christopher and Nevis
Events of 1980
January 1: Syria stopped using the flag of the moribund Federation of Arab Republics and readopted the old flag of the United Arab Republic.
February 18: The New Hebrides became independent from joint Anglo-French rule as Vanuatu.
April 13: Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla was renamed Saint Christopher and Nevis.
April 18: After a short period of British rule, Zimbabwe finally became independent. The national flag was based on that of Robert Mugabe's ZANU party, which had won power in the February election.
April 21: Afghanistan adopted a new flag based on its old tricolour.
Sometime in June: The Guambiano people of Colombia, also known as the Misak, hoisted a flag derived from the colours of their traditional dress.
July 29: Iran adopted a new national flag. The red and green stripes were inscribed with the takbir in the Kufic script, and the tulip-shaped emblem in the centre was a stylized rendering of the word "Allah".
October 22: Palau adopted a flag. The yellow disc represented the moon.
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