Flag of Yemen

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Yemen
Flag of the Republic of Yemen
Use National flag and ensign FIAV 111111.svg
Proportion 2:3
Adopted May 22, 1990
Design Three equal horizontal bands of red, white, and black.
Presidential standard of the Republic of Yemen
Variant flag of Yemen
Name Presidential standard
Proportion 2:3
Army flag of the Republic of Yemen
Variant flag of Yemen
Name Army flag
Proportion 2:3
Naval ensign of the Republic of Yemen
Variant flag of Yemen
Name Naval ensign
Proportion 2:3
Air force flag of the Republic of Yemen
Variant flag of Yemen
Name Air force flag
Proportion 2:3

The Flag of Yemen (Arabic: علم اليمن‎) was adopted on May 22, 1990, the day that North Yemen and South Yemen were unified. The flag is essentially the Arab Liberation Flag of 1952, introduced after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 in which Arab nationalism was a dominant theme. The Arab Liberation Flag served as the inspiration for the flags of both North and South Yemen prior to unification, and the current flags of Egypt, Iraq, Sudan, and Syria.

According to the official description, the red stands for the bloodshed of martyrs and unity; the white for a bright future; black for the dark past.

Historical flags[edit]

Before Yemen was united into present-day Yemeni Republic, it was split into North, and South.

North Yemen[edit]

The North used the flag on the right (the flag of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen), from 1927 to 1962, when it became the Yemen Arab Republic. The flag of the Yemen Arab Republic was the Arab Liberation Flag with a green star in the center of the white band.

Yemen Arab Republic (1962–1990)
 

South Yemen[edit]

The flag of People's Democratic Republic of Yemen in the South was the Arab Liberation Flag with a sky-blue chevron with a red star (the emblem of the Yemeni Socialist Party) next to the hoist.

Colony of Aden (1937–1963)
 
Federation of South Arabia (1962–1967)
 
People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (1967–1990), Presidential Standard
 

Federation of South Arabia[edit]

Flag of the State of Aden
 
Flag of the Emirate of Beihan
 
Flag of the Emirate of Dhala
 
Flag of the Fadhli Sultanate
 
Flag of Lower Yafa
 
Flag of the Sultanate of Lahej
 
Flag of the Lower Aulaqi Sultanate
 
Flag of Wahidi Balhaf
 
Flag of Wahidi Haban
 

Protectorate of South Arabia[edit]

Flag of Mahra
 
Flag of Kathiri
 
Flag of Qu'aiti
 
Flag of Upper Yafa
 

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