Flag of Yemen
Adopted May 22, 1990 [1][2]
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 2:3 [1][2]

The flag of Yemen is an equal horizontal tricolour of red, white, and black.


Red, white, and black, are traditional colours of the Middle East region. They are known as the Pan-Arab colours. This flag is a combination of the two flags of the two former regions that made up what Yemen is today. [3]


In 1962, Yemen split into two countries. Both parts of the country (People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and Yemen Arab Republic) modelled their separate flags on the Egyptian flag. When the two countries were unified, the common elements - the pan-Arab red, white and black stripes - were preserved for the new united flag. [2] The end result was very similar to the Egyptian flag, the only difference being that there is an eagle in the center white stripe of the Egyptian flag.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Yemen at Flags of the World
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Complete Flags of the World. ISBN 1-4053-0031-0
  3. yemen flag and description at WorldAtlas.Com
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