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Libya Flag

Flag of Libya
Flag Name(s)Bo Najma w Hlal ("Flag of the Star and the Crescent") [Flag Of Libya]
Aspect Ratio(1:2)
Color Scheme black,red,green,white
Color and Design

A horizontal triband of red, black (double width) and green; charged with a white crescent and five-pointed star centred on the black stripe.

Meaning & SymbolismThe white star and crescent emblem represent a symbol of the nation's majority religion Islam and Senussi flag, which was used during the nation's independence movement. The flag's red stripe honors the blood that the people of Libya shed over the course of that independence movement, while the black stripe stands for the time that Libya spent under Italian occupation. The green stripe represents the nation's agricultural output and honors the country's historical role as the breadbasket of the Ottoman Empire. The color scheme bears some similarity to that of the Pan-Arab flag, which serves as a symbolic link between Libya and the other Arab nations of the region.
Description and Brief History

The flag of Libya was originally introduced in 1951, following the creation of the Kingdom of Libya. was designed by Omar Faiek Shennib and approved by King Idris Al Senussi who comprised the UN delegation representing the three regions of Cyrenaica, Fezzan, and Tripolitania at UN unification discussions.

The flag fell out of use in 1969, but was subsequently adopted by the National Transitional Council and anti-Gaddafi forces and effectively reinstated as the country's national flag in article three of the Libyan Draft Constitutional Charter for the Transitional Stage issued on 3 August 2011. Under Muammar Gaddafi's rule, Libya had a red-white-black flag from 1969 to 1977, and it was replaced by the all-green flag from 1977 to 2011, during which it was the only flag in the world to have one color and no design.


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