The Egyptian flag is a tricolor with three equal horizontal bands of red, white, and black, from top to bottom. The national emblem, the Eagle of Saladin, is placed in the center of the white band. The eagle is guarded by a shield, and holds a scroll on which the name of the state (Arab Republic of Egypt) is etched in Arabic script. The Eagle of Saladin represents authority, beauty, and sovereignty. Salah al-Din Yusuf, known as Saladin, was the first Ayyubid Sultan to rule Egypt.
History of the flag of Egypt
Egypt adopted its national flag on October 4, 1984. The earlier flag of Egypt was green with a white crescent and three stars. The current design was adopted after the 1952 revolution that saw the end of monarchy in Egypt.
Last Updated On : October 04, 2012
|Official Name :||The Arab Republic of Egypt|
|Flag Proportion :||2:3|
|Adopted on :||October 4, 1984|
|Location :||Located in North Africa; Bordered by Libya, Gaza Strip, and Sudan|
|Capital City :||Cairo|
|Major Cities :||Port Said, Alexandria, Suez, Luxor|
|Area :||387,048 square miles|
|Currency :||Egyptian Pound (EGP)|
|Official Language :||Arabic|
|National Anthem :||My country, my country, my country|