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Eritrea Flag

by Aakash Singha

The flag representing the State of Eritrea was adopted on the 5th of December in 1995 and the coat of arms was adopted on the 24th of May.


Eritrea Flag

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The flag of the State of Eritrea comprises two triangles in green and blue with a red triangle pointing away from the hoist side. In the center of the red triangle is a yellow wreath with fourteen leaves on either side. The idea of the wreath is derived from the 1952 version of the Eritrean flag.

The Eritrean flag with the olive wreath has been inspired by the flag of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front. The olive branch is a symbol of peace and has been borrowed from the flag of the United Nations.

The green triangle stands for the country’s natural beauty, lush greenery, and fertility; blue symbolizes the vast oceans and seas, particularly the Red Sea. Red stands for the noble patriotic spirit displayed by the martyrs during the fight for independence. Yellow symbolizes the abundance of minerals in the country.

Eritrea adopted its state flag on December 5, 1995, which makes it one of the newest flags in the world.

Official Name: State of Eritrea
Flag Proportion: 3:5
Adopted on: December 5, 1995
Location: The Horn of Africa is bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia, and Djibouti
Capital City: Asmara
Major Cities: Agordat, Assab, Adi Quala, Massawa
Area: 45,405 square miles
Population: 5,824,000
Currency: Nakfa (ERN)
Official Languages: Arabic, English, Tigrinya
National Anthem: Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea
National symbol(s): camel
National colors: green, red, blue
National anthem:
Name: “Ertra, Ertra, Ertra” (Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea)
Lyrics/Music: SOLOMON Tsehaye Beraki/Isaac Abraham MEHAREZGI and ARON Tekle Tesfatsion

Fact about the Eritrea flag

Country Eritrea
Designed by NA
Adopted December 5, 1995
Revision NA
Design and Colors The former wreath emblem of Eritrea is emblazoned in gold on a red isosceles triangle, flanked on the top and bottom by green and blue right triangles, respectively.
Size Ratio 1:2

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