|Flag Name(s)||[Flag Of Algeria]|
|Color and Design|
A vertical bicolor of green and white with the red crescent encircling the red five-pointed star centered along the dividing line.
|Meaning & Symbolism||Modern Algeria flags display a red star and crescent on a field that is evenly divided between green and white. The green portion of the field is an aspect of the design that Algeria shares with many other nations in the Middle East because it is a symbol of Islam. The white part of the field is a symbol of peace. The star and crescent are also symbols of the nation's Islamic heritage, and they are displayed in red in order to represent the blood shed by Algerians during the Algerian war of independence.|
The color green, white and red represent Islam, purity and liberty respectively. The crescent and star is a symbol of Islam, with the crescent being more closed than in other Muslim countries because the Algerians believe that the long horns of the crescent bring happiness.
|Description and Brief History|
Algeria flags, like those of many other nations in northern Africa, originate from the designs used by the Ottoman Empire and the nation's historical rulers. They represent both the history of the nation and the culture of the modern citizens, and in doing so they manage to represent the whole spirit of the nation and its people. The national flag of Algeria consists of two equal vertical bars, green and white, charged in the center with a red star and crescent, a symbol of Islam as the nation's prominent faith. The flag was adopted on 3 July 1962. A similar version was used by the Algerian government in exile from 1958 to 1962. The Western blazon is per pale vert and argent; a crescent and star gules.
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