The crescent, stars and the green color are the traditional symbols of Islam.
The national flag of Comoros consists of four horizontal stripes: the top stripe is yellow followed by white, red, and blue, which is at the bottom of the flag. On the left side of the Comoros flag is a green horizontal triangle that consists of a white crescent with four, five-pointed stars lined up vertically.
The crescent, stars, and the green color represent Islam which is the dominant religion of Comoros. The four colors: yellow, white, red, and blue symbolize the four islands of the nation: Moheli, Mayotte, Anjouan, and Grand Comore. The four stars on the flag also represent these islands.
The flag was designed in 2001 but got the official approval only on January 7, 2002.
Union of the Comoros
January 7, 2002
Located in the Indian Ocean, to the east of Africa, and to the north of the Mozambique Channel
Bambao, Pomoni, Bandaressalam, Mohoro
863 square miles
Comorian Franc (KMF)
Comorian, Arabic, and French
The Unity of the Great Islands