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Djibouti Flag

Flag of Djibouti
Flag Name(s) [Flag Of Djibouti]
Aspect Ratio(2:3)
Color Scheme white,light blue,green red
Color and Design

A horizontal bicolour of light blue and light green, with a white isosceles triangle at the hoist bearing a red star in its center.

Meaning & SymbolismThe light blue represents the sky and the sea, as well as the Somalis, green represents the everlasting green of the earth, as well as the Afars, white represents the colour of peace and the five point red star represents unity, the blood shed by the martyrs of independence, as well as Djibouti being one of the five regions inhabited by the Somali people.
Description and Brief History

The national flag of Djibouti is a horizontal flag bicolor with equal bands of light blue and light green, with a white, equilateral triangle at the hoist. In the center of the triangle is a red star. The flag combines the basic layout and colors from the flag of the nationalist organization "Front de Libération de la Côte des Somalis".

Before the establishment of the French territory in Somalia, the flag of the Sultanate of Tajoura was the only ensign used in the territory. The flag of Djibouti was later created in 1970. Adopted in 1977, the national flag was an adaptation of the flag of the Front for the Liberation of the Somali Coast (FLCS), a guerrilla group that led Djibouti with the Ligue Populaire Africaine pour l'Indépendance (LPAI) to independence. The flag of Djibouti was raised for the first time upon independence on 27 June 1977,[2] by the head of police Yacine Yabeh Galab. It is today flown on many governmental buildings.


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