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Flag of Libya
Libya
Adopted December, 24 2011
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 1:2

The flag of Libya is a red, black and green flag, featuring a crescent moon and star in the center.


SymbolismEdit

The red recalls the blood of shed for freedom, the crescent moon and the star of Islam, the green is the national color of Libya, and reflects Islam.

HistoryEdit

1951-1969Edit

The first national flag for Libya, after gaining independence from Italy.

1969-1972Edit

The flag of Libya from 1969-1972, after a political coup.

1972-1977Edit

The third flag of Libya, after the country joined the Federation of Arab Republics.

1977- (Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya)Edit

On March 8, 1977 Libya's official name was changed to: Al-Jamahiriya al-Arabiya al-Libiya ash-Sha`biya al-Ishtirakiya (the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya), and on November 11, 1977 the flag was changed to all-green design in reaction to Sadat's visit to Israel.

2011- (Libyan Republic)Edit

During the civil war of 2011 the NATO-backed rebels used the 1951 flag which was re-established as the national flag on December 24, 2011.

Construction sheetEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • The flag fell out of use in 1969, but was subsequently adopted by the National Transitional Council and anti-Gaddafi forces and effectively reinstated as the country’s national flag in article three of the Libyan Draft Constitutional Charter for the Transitional Stage issued on 3 August 2011.
  • Libya is the only nation that had a flag with a solid color.

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