Flag of Libya
|Adopted||24 December 1951|
|Re-adopted||17 February 2011|
|Designer||Omar Faiek Shennib|
The national flag of Libya is a horizontal triband of red (top), black (double width), and green with a white crescent and star centered on the black stripe
Libya flag colors symbolism
Red stands for Fezzan region of the country
Black represents Cyrenaica region of the country
Green symbolizes Tripolitania region of the country
White represents Islam, the majority religion of the country
Libya flag history
The flag of the Kingdom of Libya was adopted when Libya gained full independence in 1951. It consisted of a white star and crescent on a triband red-black-green design, with the central black band being twice the width of the outer bands. The design was based on the banner of the Senussi dynasty from Cyrenaica, which consisted of a black field and star and crescent design, and was later used as the flag of the region.
Libya Flag history
Following the coup d'état of 1969, the flag was replaced by the Pan-Arab red-white-black tricolor of the Arab Liberation Flag.
In 1972 when Libya joined the Federation of Arab Republics its flag was adopted by the country, linking it to Egypt and Syria. It featured a golden hawk (the "Hawk of Qureish"), holding a scroll with the Arabic name of the Federation.
The flag of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya was adopted on 11 November 1977 and consisted of a green field. It was the only national flag in the world with just one colour and no design, insignia, or other details. It was chosen by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to symbolize his political philosophy (after his Green Book)
During the Libyan Civil War against the rule of Muammar Gaddafi, the 1951–1969 flag was adopted by the National Transitional Council. On 10 March 2011, France was the first country to recognize the council as the official government of Libya, as well as the first to allow the Libyan embassy staff to raise the flag.
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