Flag of Jordan
|Use||Civil and state flag, civil and state ensign|
|Adopted||16 April 1928|
|Design||A horizontal triband of black, white and green; with a red chevron based on the hoist side containing a white seven-pointed star|
|Use||Royal standard of The King|
|Design||Pan-Arab colors resembles the Rising Sun Flag; Jordanian flag in the center|
|Use||Royal standard of the Crown Prince|
The flag of Jordan, officially adopted on 16 April 1928, is based on the 1916 flag of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The flag consists of horizontal black, white, and green bands that are connected by a red chevron. The colors are the Pan-Arab Colors, respectively representing the Abbasid (black band), Umayyad (white band), and Fatimid or Rashidun caliphates (green band). The red chevron is for the Hashemite dynasty, and the Arab Revolt.
In addition to the bands and chevron, a white star with seven points is featured on the hoist side of the red chevron. The star stands for the unity of the Arab people; its seven points refer to the seven verses of Al-Fatiha as well as the seven hills Amman was built on.
Interpretation of the colors
|Red||The Hashemite dynasty, bloody struggle for freedom|
|White||The Umayyad dynasty, bright and peaceful future|
|Green||The Fatimid dynasty or Rashidun Caliphate|
|Black||The Abbasid dynasty|
Flag of the Tanukhid Confederation (196 AD–circa 1100 AD)
Banner of the Ghassanid Kingdom (220–638)
Flag under Arab administration (1918–1920)
Flag of the Arab Kingdom of Syria (1920)
Flag of the Emirate of Transjordan (1921–1928)
Flag of the Emirate of Transjordan (1928–1939)
Flag of the Hashemite Arab Federation (1958)
Flag of the Royal Jordanian Army
Ensign of the Royal Jordanian Navy
Ensign of the Royal Jordanian Air Force
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- "National Anthem". kinghussein.gov.jo. Government of Jordan. Retrieved 10 May 2015.