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Libya Flag


The flag of Libya, first introduced in 1951, saw a return in 2011 after the Gaddafi regime was overthrown.

Libya Flag

Flag of Libya


Design
The flag of Libya is a tricolor, with three horizontal bands of red, back and green colors respectively, forming the base.
Of these, the black band is the largest in width. On the center is an emblem comprised of a white crescent and a five-pointed star. The flag bears a ratio of 1:2, being twice as long as it is broad.

Symbolism
The design forming the central portion-the crescent and star on a black background-has its roots in the design of the banner used during the Senussi Dynasty, which was founded in Mecca in 1837.

The red color represents the blood of the Libyan people who lost their lives in the fascist rule of Italy, and the green color stands for peace.

History
When Libya gained independence in 1951, the Kingdom of Libya was established. That was then the current flag of Libya was first adopted. After the coup of 1969, the Libyan Arab Republic was established, when the flag was changed under the directions of Muammar al-Gaddafi. He was overthrown in the 2011 civil war, which featured the rebels using, and later re-establishing, the same flag.

Fact about Libya flag


CountryLibya
Designed byNA
Adopted24 December 1951, 3 August 2011 (re-adoption)
Revision1934, 1942, 1951, 1969, 1972, 1977, 2011
Design and ColorsA horizontal triband of red, black (double width) and green; charged with a white crescent and five-pointed star centred on the black stripe.
Size Ratio1:2

Last Updated On : January 30, 2016



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