List of Arab flags

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Flag map of the Arab World.

The following is a list of Arab flags from the Arab world.

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 with the red crescent moon encircling the red five-pointed star centered along 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 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.
Flag of Djibouti.svg 1977 to present Flag of Djibouti Two horizontal bands of light blue and light green with the white isosceles triangle 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 with the National Coat of Arms in gold centered on the white band.
Flag of Iraq.svg 2008 to present Flag of Iraq Three horizontal bands of red, white and black with the Takbir ("ALLAHU AKBAR" (In Arabic for, "GOD IS THE GREATEST")) written in the Kufic Script in green centered on the white band.
Flag of Jordan.svg 1928 to present Flag of Jordan Three horizontal bands of black, white and green with the red isosceles triangle 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 with the black trapezoid 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 with the green Cedar Tree centered on the white band.
Flag of Libya.svg 2011 to present Flag of Libya Three horizontal stripes of red, black (double-width) and green with the white crescent and the five-pointed star centered on the black stripe.
Flag of Mauritania.svg 2017 to present Flag of Mauritania A green field with the golden five-pointed star and the horizontal crescent moon, the closed side is down, in the center and 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 green pentagram (five-pointed linear star), known as the Seal of Solomon in the center.
Flag of Oman.svg 1970 to present Flag of Oman Three horizontal bands of white, red and green with the red vertical band on the hoist-side bearing the National Emblem in white centered near the top of the band.
Flag of Palestine.svg 1988 to Present Flag of the State of Palestine Three horizontal bands of black, white and green with the red isosceles triangle 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 ("LĀ 'ILĀHA 'ILLĀ-LLĀH, MUḤAMMADUR-RASŪLU-LLĀH" (In Arabic for, "THERE IS NO GOD BUT GOD AND MUHAMMAD IS THE MESSENGER OF GOD")) written in the Thuluth script in white above 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.
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 with the green isosceles triangle based on the hoist-side.
Flag of Syria.svg 1980 to present Flag of Syria Three horizontal bands of red, white and black with two green five-pointed stars arranged in the horizontal line centered on 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 with the red vertical band 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
Flag of Yemen 1923.svg 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

Internal and disputed Arab territories[edit]

Flag Duration Use Description
Flag of Palestine.svg 1964-present Flag of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian National Authority
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

References[edit]

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

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