Flag of Somalia
|Use||National flag and ensign|
|Adopted||October 12, 1954|
|Design||A single white five-pointed star centered on a light blue field.|
|Designed by||Mohammed Awale Liban|
The flag of Somalia (Somali: Calanka Soomaaliyaa, Arabic: علم الصومال), also known as the Somali flag, was adopted on October 12, 1954 and was designed by Mohammed Awale Liban. The flag was used for the nascent Somali Republic. It was originally conceived and serves as the ethnic flag for the Somali people.
The flag of Somalia was created in 1954 during the transitional trusteeship period of the nation's history. It was personally designed by the Somali scholar Mohammed Awale Liban, Who was from the northern eastern side of Somalia (Puntland) after being selected to come up with a design in preparation for Independence Day The flag was first used in the short-lived independent State of Somaliland
As an ethnic flag, the five-pointed white Star of Unity in its center represents the areas where the Somali ethnic group has traditionally resided, namely Djibouti, Somaliland (former British protectorate), the Ogaden region in Ethiopia, the North Eastern Province in Kenya, and Southern Somalia (Italian Somaliland).  However, it now officially denotes the sky as well as the Gulf of Aden, Guardafui Channel and the Somali Sea, which flank the country.
The flag of Somalia can be reproduced using the following construction plan:
The following are the flags historically used in the territory of present-day Somalia:
Flag of the Ajuran Empire (13th century–17th century)
Flag of the Adal Sultanate (1415–1577)
Flag of Italian Somaliland (1861–1946)
Flag of British Somaliland (1903–1950)
Flag of Italian Somaliland under British occupation (1941–1949)
Flag of Trust Territory of Somaliland (1950–1960)
Flag of British Somaliland (1950–1952)
Flag of British Somaliland (1952–1960)
- Flag of Djibouti
- Flag of Somaliland
- Soomaaliyeey toosoo
- Qolobaa Calankeed
- History of Somalia
- History of Somaliland
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- History of the flag
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- Znamierowski, Alfred. The World Encyclopedia of Flags. p. 222. ISBN 0-7548-0167-5.
- Talocci, Mauro (1982). Smith, Whitney (ed.). Guide to the Flags of the World. p. 131. ISBN 0-688-01141-1.
- "The World Factbook - Somalia". Central Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012.