Flag of the Comoros
|Adopted||7 January 2002|
|Design||Four horizontal stripes of yellow, white, red and blue (from top to bottom); with a green chevron based on the hoist side charged with a white crescent and four five-pointed stars|
The current flag of the Union of the Comoros (officially French: Union des Comores, Arabic: الاتّحاد القمريّ, al-Ittiḥādd al-Qamariyy) was designed in 2001 and officially adopted on January 7, 2002. It continues to display the crescent and four stars, which is a motif that has been in use in slightly various forms since 1975 during the independence movement. In its constitution, the government of the Comoros refers to the insigne as L'emblème national, or the "national emblem", though it is understood to actually represent a flag.
The design consists of a white crescent with four white stars inside of a green triangle. The flag has four stripes, representing four islands of the nation: yellow is for Mohéli, white is for Mayotte (claimed by Comoros but administered by France), red is for Anjouan, and blue is for Grande Comore. The star and crescent symbol stands for Islam, which is the nation's major religion.
Former flags of the Comoros
Flag of the State of the Comoros under the Ali Soilih Regime (January 1976 – September 30, 1978)
Flags of individual islands
The flag of Grande Comore
- Flag History of Comoros. Al Akhbar page on the flag of the Comoros. Retrieved on 2014-07-07.
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