List of Arab flags

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The Arab flags usually include the color green, which is a symbol of Islam as well as an emblem of purity, fertility and peace. Common colors in Arab flags are red, black, white and green (Pan-Arab colors); common symbols include stars, crescents and the Shahada.

Arab national flags[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of Algeria.svg 1962 to present Flag of Algeria Two vertical bands of green and white and the red crescent moon encircling the red five-pointed star in the center within the dividing line.
Flag of Bahrain.svg 2002 to present Flag of Bahrain A red field with the white serrated band with five points on the hoist-side.
Flag of the Comoros.svg 2002 to present Flag of Comoros Four horizontal bands of yellow, white, red and blue and the green isosceles triangle is based on the hoist-side bearing the white vertical crescent moon with the convex side is facing the hoist and in the center and four small white five-pointed stars are placed vertically in the line in between the points of the crescent.
Flag of Djibouti.svg 1977 to present Flag of Djibouti Two horizontal bands of light blue and light green and the white isosceles triangle is based on the hoist-side bearing the red five-pointed star in the center.
Flag of Egypt.svg 1984 to present Flag of Egypt Three horizontal bands of red, white and black and the National Coat of Arms in gold in the center of the white band.
Flag of Iraq.svg 2008 to present Flag of Iraq Three horizontal bands of red, white and black and the Takbir is written in the Kufic Script in green in the center of the white band. The written of the Takbir is: "ALLAHU AKBAR" (In Arabic for, "GOD IS THE GREATEST").
Flag of Jordan.svg 1928 to present Flag of Jordan Three horizontal bands of black, white and green and the red isosceles triangle is based on the hoist-side bearing the small white seven-pointed star in the center.
Flag of Kuwait.svg 1961 to present Flag of Kuwait Three horizontal bands of green, white and red and the black trapezoid is based on the hoist-side.
Flag of Lebanon.svg 1943 to present Flag of Lebanon Three horizontal bands of red, white (double-width) and red and the green Cedar Tree in the center of the white band.
Flag of Libya.svg 2011 to present Flag of Libya Three horizontal stripes of red, black (double-width) and green and the white crescent and the five-pointed star in the center of the black stripe.
Flag of Mauritania.svg 2017 to present Flag of Mauritania A green field with the golden five-pointed star and the golden horizontal crescent moon, the closed side is down, in the center in between two red horizontal bands on the top and the bottom edges of the flag.
Flag of Morocco.svg 1956 to present Flag of Morocco A red field with the Seal of Solomon is the green pentagram, a five-pointed linear star, in the center.
Flag of Oman.svg 1970 to present Flag of Oman Three horizontal bands of white, red and green and the red vertical band is on the hoist-side bearing the National Emblem in white in the center and near the top of the red band.
Flag of Palestine.svg 1988 to Present Flag of the State of Palestine Three horizontal bands of black, white and green and the red equilateral triangle is based on the hoist side.
Flag of Qatar.svg 1971 to present Flag of Qatar A maroon field with the white serrated band with nine points on the hoist side.
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg 1973 to present Flag of Saudi Arabia A green field with the Shahada is written in the Thuluth Script in white and the white horizontal saber, in which the tip was pointed to the hoist-side, in the center. The National Flag is manufactured with differing obverse and the reverse sides, so that the Shahada reads and the saber points correctly from right to left on both sides. The written of the Shahada is: ("LĀ 'ILĀHA 'ILLĀ-LLĀH, MUḤAMMADUR-RASŪLU-LLĀH" (In Arabic for, "THERE IS NO GOD BUT GOD AND MUHAMMAD IS THE MESSENGER OF GOD")).
Flag of Somalia.svg 1960 to present Flag of Somalia A light blue field with the large white five-pointed star in the center.
Flag of Sudan.svg 1970 to present Flag of Sudan Three horizontal bands of red, white and black and the green isosceles triangle is based on the hoist-side.
Flag of Syria.svg 1980 to present Flag of Syria Three horizontal bands of red, white and black and two green five-pointed stars that arranged in the horizontal line in the center of the white band.
Flag of Tunisia.svg 1831 to present [1] Flag of Tunisia A red field with the large white disk in the center bearing the red crescent moon nearly encircling the red five-pointed star.
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg 1971 to present Flag of the United Arab Emirates Three horizontal bands of green, white and black and the red vertical band is on the hoist-side.
Flag of Yemen.svg 1990 to present Flag of Yemen Three horizontal bands of red, white and black.

Old Arab national flags[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of the Arab Federation.svg 1958 Flag of the Arab Federation
Flag of Hejaz 1917.svg 1917-1920 Flag of the Arab Revolt
Flag of Syria (1972-1980).svg 1972–1977 Flag of the Federation of Arab Republics
Flag of the United Arab Republic.svg 1958-1972 Flag of the United Arab Republic
Flag of Bahrain (1972–2002).svg 1972-2002 Flag of the State of Bahrain
Flag of the Comoros (1963 to 1975).svg 1963-1975 Flag of the State of Comoros
Flag of the Comoros (1975-1978).svg 1975-1978 Flag of the State of Comoros
Flag of the Comoros (1978-1992).svg 1978-1992 Flag of the Federal and Islamic Republic of Comoros
Flag of the Comoros (1992-1996).svg 1992-1996
Flag of the Comoros (1996-2001).svg 1996-2001
Flag of Egypt (1922–1958).svg 1922-1958 Flag of the Kingdom of Egypt
Flag of Iraq (1921–1959).svg 1924-1959 Flag of the Kingdom of Iraq
Flag of Iraq (1959–1963).svg 1959-1963 Flag of the Republic of Iraq
Flag of Iraq (1963–1991); Flag of Syria (1963–1972).svg 1963-1991
Flag of Iraq (1991–2004).svg 1991-2004
Flag of Iraq (2004–2008).svg 2004-2008
Flag of Libya (1969–1972).svg 1969–1972 Flag of the Libyan Arab Republic
Flag of Libya (1977–2011).svg 1977-2011 Flag of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Flag of Mauritania (1959–2017).svg 1959-2017 Flag of the Mauritania
Flag of Saudi Arabia (1932–1934).svg 1932-1934 Flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Flag of Saudi Arabia (1934–1938).svg 1934-1938
Flag of Saudi Arabia (1938–1973).svg 1938-1973
Flag of Sudan (1956-1970).svg 1956-1970 Flag of the Republic of Sudan A horizontal tricolour of blue (representing the Nile), yellow (representing the Sahara), and green (representing farmlands).
Flag of Kingdom of Syria (1920-03-08 to 1920-07-24).svg 1920 Flag of the Arab Kingdom of Syria
Flag of Syria (1932-1958; 1961-1963).svg 1932-1961 Flag of the Syrian Republic
Flag of Iraq (1963–1991); Flag of Syria (1963–1972).svg 1963-1972 Flag of the Syrian Arab Republic
Flag of Yemen 1918.svg 1918-1923 Flag of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
1923-1927
Flag of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen.svg 1927–1962
Flag of North Yemen.svg 1962–1990 Flag of the Yemen Arab Republic
Kathiri flag.svg 1379–1967 Flag of the Kathiri Sultanate of Hadhramaut
Flag of South Yemen.svg 1967–1990 Flag of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
Flag of the Sultanate of Zanzibar.svg 1856-1896 Flag of the Sultanate of Zanzibar
Flag of the Sultanate of Zanzibar (1963).svg 1963-1964

Arab organizations[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of the Arab League.svg Flag of the Arab League
Flag of OIC.svg Flag of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference
GCC Flag.svg Flag of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
Flag of the Ba'ath Party.svg 1947 to Present Flag of the Ba'ath Party Three equal horizontal stripes (black, white, and green from top to bottom) overlaid by a red triangle issuing from the hoist. These are the Pan-Arab colors.

Other Arab territories[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of Palestine.svg 1964-present Flag of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian National Authority Identical to the flag of the State of Palestine
Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg 1976–present Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Flag of Somaliland.svg 1996–present Flag of Somaliland
Syrian National flag.svg Flag of Syria as claimed by the Syrian opposition
Flag of Arabistan.svg 1979-present Flag of Khuzestan separatists

References[edit]

  •  This article contains quotations from the CIA World Factbook, which is in the public domain.

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