20 countries and flag history

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20 countries and flag history

  1. 1. AFGHANISTAN • • • The flag of Afghanistan is composed of three equal vertical bars of black, red, and green. Black represents the occupation of foreigners, red represents the blood of freedom fighters, and green denotes Islam. In the middle of the flag is a mehrab, an arch in a mosque, a mender and a pulpit and are enclosed by wheat.
  2. 2. IRAN • • • The flag of Iran consists of three equal sized horizontal stripes green,white and red. On the edges of the white stripe there are stylized in Kufi script writings. In the middle of the white stripe and at the flag's center is the country's coat of arms consisting of four crescents and a sword.
  3. 3. IRAQ • • • The flag of Iraq consists of three equal sized horizontal stripes red,white and black that represent the takbir. The phrase 'God is Great' is written in green and is placed in the middle of the white stripe. There are also three green stars in the stripe.
  4. 4. KUWAIT • • • The flag of Kuwait consists of three horizontal stripes green,white and red. On the left hand side of the Kuwait flag there is a black trapezoid. The green stripe represents the fertility of Arab nations and the black represents the defeat of enemies. The red stands for the blood of the defeated enemy and white symbolizes honor and purity.
  5. 5. BAHRAIN • • • The Bahrain flag consists of a red base with a white vertical stripe that has a serration or a zigzag made of five white triangles. The triangles point to the right side of the flag. Bahrain's older flags used to be entirely red, but a white stripe was added in the 19th Century.
  6. 6. NIGERIA • • • The flag of Nigeria consists of three equal sized vertical stripes - the right and left stripe are green; and the middle stripe is white. The green stripes represent Nigeria's agriculture industry and its lush vegetation. The white stripe represents the desire for peace and unity within the country.
  7. 7. SYRIA • • • Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black; two small, green, fivepointed stars in a horizontal line centered in the white band. The band colors derive from the AraMZb Liberation flag and black represent oppression. Red represent overcome through bloody struggle white represent to be replaced by a bright future.
  8. 8. QATAR • • The flag of Qatar consists of a maroon base with a white serrated stripe on the left side of it. The stripe has nine points on it. The serrated edge represents Qatar as the 9th member of the 'reconciled Emirates' of the Arabian Gulf at the conclusion of the Qatari-British treaty in 1916.
  9. 9. YEMEN • • • The flag of Yemen consists of three equal-sized horizontal stripes red,white and black. The Yemen flag was adopted on May 22, 1990 when North Yemen and South Yemen joined together. The red, white and black stripes were also present on the flags of North and South Yemen, and are traditional Arab colors.
  10. 10. SUDAN • • • The flag of Sudan consists of three horizontal stripes red,white and black. On the left side of the Sudan flag there is a horizontal green triangle pointing towards the middle. The black represents Sudan; in Arabic 'Sudan' means black. It also represents the black flag of nationalists who fought colonial rule during the Mahdist Revolution, late in 19th century.
  11. 11. DENMARK • • The Denmark flag consists of a red base with an uneven white cross. The horizontal stripe of the cross runs across the center of the flag, but the vertical stripe is shifted to the left side of the flag. The white cross on the Danish flag represents Christianity.
  12. 12. LIBYA • • • The flag of Libya consists of a solid green background. Green is the national color of Libya as well as a symbol of devotion to Islam. Green also represents Libyan President Muammar al Qaddafi's 'Green Revolution' - an intention to turn Libya into a wealthy agricultural nation.
  13. 13. OMAN • • The flag of Oman consists of three horizontal stripes - white,red and green; and a red vertical stripe on the left side of the flag. Situated in the top of the vertical stripe is the national emblem of Oman which consists of two crossed swords, a dagger called a Khanjar and a belt.
  14. 14. EGYPT • • The flag of Egypt consists of three equal sized horizontal stripes red,white black. In the center of the Egyptian flag is an emblem of the eagle of Saladin. The red stripe refers to the period before the 1952 revolution; which brought a group of army officers to power after deposing King Farouk, the King of Egypt.
  15. 15. TURKEY • • The flag of Turkey consists of a red base with a white crescent moon and a five-point star towards the left side of the flag. Red is a traditional Islamic color and the crescent and star are ancient symbols of Islam and are considered to be signs of good luck.
  16. 16. MALAYSIA • • • The flag of Malaysia consists of 14 alternating horizontal stripes of red and white that run down the flag, starting with red at the top. In the top left quarter of the Malaysian flag there is a blue square. Inside the square sits a yellow crescent and 14-pointed star. The 14 stripes and points of the star represent the 13 member states of the Malaysian federation and the Federal District of Kuala Lumpur.
  17. 17. MALI • • The flag of Mali consists of three equal-sized vertical stripes green,yellow and red. The green stripe symbolizes hope, nature and fertility of the land. The yellow represents purity and mineral wealth and red stands for strength and the blood spilt for independence.
  18. 18. MOROCCO • • • The flag of Morocco consists of a red base with a green outlined, five-point star known as the 'Seal of Solomon' in the center of it. Green and red are traditional colors of Islam, which is Morocco's official religion. Red is also the color of the reigning Moroccan dynasty. The Seal of Solomon represents the link between God and the nation.
  19. 19. MEXICO • • The flag of Mexico consists of three equal sized vertical stripes –green,white and red.In the middle of the Mexican flag and white stripe is the country's national coat of arms. The green stripe represents hope; the white represents symbolizes religion; and the red represents independence and the unity of the nation. This scenario with the eagle eating a snake is depicted on the Mexican coat of arms.
  20. 20. TAJIKISTAN • • • The flag of Tajikistan consists of three horizontal stripes - red,white and green. In the middle of the white stripe and flag there is a yellow/gold crown with seven, five-point stars over top of it. The crown and stars symbolize Tajik sovereignty, the union of workers and the unity of Tajikistan's social classes.

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