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The flag of Iraq has been in use since 1963, although the design has undergone many changes since then.
The current one uses three bands of red, white, and black as the background, with the takbir written on it in green.


The first flag of Iraq was adopted in 1921, by the Kingdom of Iraq. It was inspired by the Flag of Arab Revolt. It changed in 1958 with the establishment of United Arab Republic.

In 2008 the parliament launched a flag contest. Several designs were proposed, and the present one got selected and adopted.
National symbol(s):golden eagle

National colors: red, white, black

National anthem:
name: "Mawtini" (My Homeland)
lyrics/music: Ibrahim TOUQAN/Mohammad FLAYFEL

Fact about Iraq flag

Designed byNA
Adopted22. January 2008
Revision1921, 1958, 1959, 1963, 1991, 2004, 2008
Design and ColorsA horizontal tricolour of red, white, and black, charged with the takbīr (Allahu akbar, "God is great") in green Kufic script, centered on the white stripe.
Size Ratio2:3

Last Updated On : August 28th, 2017