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List of Arab flags

Apr 01, 2017

The following is a list of Arab flags from the Arab world.

The Arab flags usually include the color green, which is a symbol of Islam as well as an emblem of purity, fertility and peace. Common colors in Arab flags are red, black, white and green (Pan-Arab colors); common symbols include stars,crescents and the Shahada.

Arab national flags

FlagDurationUseDescription
Flag of Algeria.svg1962 to presentFlag of AlgeriaTwo vertical bands of green and white with the red crescent moon encircling the red five-pointed star centered along the dividing line.
Flag of Bahrain.svg2002 to presentFlag of BahrainA red field with the white serrated band with five points on the hoist-side.
Flag of the Comoros.svg2002 to presentFlag of ComorosFour horizontal bands of yellow, white, red and blue with the green isosceles triangle based on the hoist-side bearing the white vertical crescent moon with the convex side facing the hoist in the center and four small white five-pointed stars placed vertically in the line in between the points of the crescent.
Flag of Djibouti.svg1977 to presentFlag of DjiboutiTwo horizontal bands of light blue and light green with the white isosceles triangle based on the hoist-side bearing the red five-pointed star in the center.
Flag of Egypt.svg1984 to presentFlag of EgyptThree horizontal bands of red, white and black with the National Coat of Arms in gold centered on the white band.
Flag of Iraq.svg2008 to presentFlag of IraqThree horizontal bands of red, white and black with the Takbir ("ALLAHU AKBAR" (In Arabicfor, "GOD IS THE GREATEST")) written in the Kufic Script in green centered on the white band.
Flag of Jordan.svg1928 to presentFlag of JordanThree horizontal bands of black, white and green with the red isosceles triangle based on the hoist-side bearing the small white seven-pointed star in the center.
Flag of Kuwait.svg1961 to presentFlag of KuwaitThree horizontal bands of green, white and red with the black trapezoid based on the hoist-side.
Flag of Lebanon.svg1943 to presentFlag of LebanonThree horizontal bands of red, white (double-width) and red with the green Cedar Treecentered on the white band.
Flag of Libya.svg2011 to presentFlag of LibyaThree horizontal stripes of red, black (double-width) and green with the white crescent and the five-pointed star centered on the black stripe.
Flag of Mauritania.svg1958 to presentFlag of MauritaniaA green field with the golden five-pointed star above the horizontal crescent moon, the closed side is down, in the center.
Flag of Morocco.svg1956 to presentFlag of MoroccoA red field with the green pentagram (five-pointed linear star), known as the Seal of Solomon in the center.
Flag of Oman.svg1970 to presentFlag of OmanThree horizontal bands of white, red and green with the red vertical band on the hoist-side bearing the National Emblem in white centered near the top of the band.
Flag of Qatar.svg1971 to presentFlag of QatarA maroon field with the white serrated band with nine points on the hoist side.
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg1973 to presentFlag of Saudi ArabiaA green field with the Shahada ("LĀ 'ILĀHA 'ILLĀ-LLĀH, MUḤAMMADUR-RASŪLU-LLĀH" (In Arabic for, "THERE IS NO GOD BUT GOD AND MUHAMMAD IS THE MESSENGER OF GOD")) written in the Thuluth script in white above the white horizontal saber, in which the tip was pointed to the hoist-side, in the center. The National Flag is manufactured with differing obverse and the reverse sides, so that the Shahada reads and the saber points correctly from right to left on both sides.
Flag of Somalia.svg1960 to presentFlag of SomaliaA light blue field with the large white five-pointed star in the center.
Flag of Sudan.svg1970 to presentFlag of SudanThree horizontal bands of red, white and black with the green isosceles triangle based on the hoist-side.
Flag of Syria.svg1980 to presentFlag of SyriaThree horizontal bands of red, white and black with two green five-pointed stars arranged in the horizontal line centered on the white band.
Flag of Tunisia.svg1999 to present[1]Flag of TunisiaA red field with the large white disk in the center bearing the red crescent moon nearly encircling the red five-pointed star.
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg1971 to presentFlag of the UAEThree horizontal bands of green, white and black with the red vertical band on the hoist-side.
Flag of Yemen.svg1990 to presentFlag of YemenThree horizontal bands of red, white and black.

Old Arab national flags

FlagDurationUseDescription
Flag of the Arab Federation.svg1958Flag of the Arab Federation
Flag of Hejaz 1917.svg1917-1920Flag of the Arab Revolt
Flag of Syria (1972-1980).svg1972–1977Flag of the Federation of Arab Republics
Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg1958-1972Flag of the United Arab Republic
Flag of Bahrain (1972-2002).svg1972-2002Flag of the State of Bahrain
Flag of the Comoros (1963 to 1975).svg1963-1975Flag of the State of Comoros
Flag of the Comoros (1975-1978).svg1975-1978Flag of the State of Comoros
Flag of the Comoros (1978-1992).svg1978-1992Flag of the Federal and Islamic Republic of Comoros
Flag of the Comoros (1992-1996).svg1992-1996Flag of the Federal and Islamic Republic of Comoros
Flag of the Comoros (1996-2001).svg1996-2001Flag of the Federal and Islamic Republic of Comoros
Flag of Egypt (1922–1958).svg1922-1958Flag of the Kingdom of Egypt
Flag of Iraq (1921–1959).svg1924-1959Flag of the Kingdom of Iraq
Flag of Iraq (1959-1963).svg1959-1963Flag of the Republic of Iraq
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg1963-1991Flag of the Republic of Iraq
Flag of Iraq (1991-2004).svg1991-2004Flag of the Republic of Iraq
Flag of Iraq (2004-2008).svg2004-2008Flag of the Republic of Iraq
Flag of Libya (1969–1972).svg1969–1972Flag of the Libyan Arab Republic
Flag of Libya (1977-2011).svg1977-2011Flag of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Flag of Saudi Arabia (1932-1934).svg1932-1934Flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Flag of Saudi Arabia (1934-1938).svg1934-1938Flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Flag of Saudi Arabia (1938-1973).svg1938-1973Flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Flag of Sudan (1956-1970).svg1956-1970Flag of the Republic of SudanA horizontal tricolour of blue (representing the Nile), yellow (representing the Sahara), and green (representing farmlands).
Flag of Kingdom of Syria (1920-03-08 to 1920-07-24).svg1920Flag of the Arab Kingdom of Syria
Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg1932-1961Flag of the Syrian Republic
Flag of Iraq (1963-1991); Flag of Syria (1963-1972).svg1963-1972Flag of the Syrian Arab Republic
Flag of Yemen 1918.svg1918-1923Flag of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
Flag of Yemen 1923.svg1923-1927Flag of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
Flag of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen.svg1927–1962Flag of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
Flag of North Yemen.svg1962–1990Flag of the Yemen Arab Republic
Flag of South Yemen.svg1967–1990Flag of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
Flag of the Sultanate of Zanzibar.svg1856-1896Flag of the Sultanate of Zanzibar
Flag of the Sultanate of Zanzibar (1963).svg1963-1964Flag of the Sultanate of Zanzibar

Arab organizations[edit]

FlagDurationUseDescription
Flag of the Arab League.svg
Flag of the Arab League
Flag of OIC.svg
Flag of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference
GCC Flag.svg
Flag of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf

Internal and disputed Arab territories[edit]

FlagDurationUseDescription
Flag of Palestine.svg1988-present (Debatable)Flag of the State of Palestine
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg1976–presentFlag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Flag of Somaliland.svg1996–presentFlag of Somaliland
Flag of Syria.svg
Flag of Syria as claimed by the Syrian Arab Republic
Syrian National flag.svg
Flag of Syria as claimed by the Syrian opposition

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