Flag of Sudan


    Sudan Flag fast facts
    Name: علم السودان‎‎
    Adopted: 20 May 1970
    Proportion (width:length): 1:2
    Designer: Abd al-Raḥman Aḥmad al-Jali
    Inspiration for: Flag of South Sudan






    Sudan Flag - Information
    The national flag of Sudan consists of three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black (bottom) with a green isosceles triangle based on the hoist side.




    Sudan Flag - colors meaning/symbolism
    Red symbolizes Sudan's struggle for independence and the sacrifices of the country's martyrs
    White stands for peace, light, love and optimism
    Black represents the people of Sudan ('Sudan' means 'black' in Arabic)
    Green represents Islam, agriculture and the prosperity of the land
    Sudan flag history and facts
    Upon independence from Egypt and the United Kingdom on 1 January 1956, Sudan adopted a blue-yellow-green tricolor as its national flag. It had equal horizontal stripes of blue (for the Nile River), yellow (for the Sahara Desert), and green (for agriculture). This flag remained in use until May 20, 1970, when the current flag was adopted. Current flag's colors and design were based on the Arab Revolt flag of World War I, but the meanings of the colors are expressed as follows: red signifies the struggle for freedom, white is the color of peace, light, and love, black represents the people of Sudan (in Arabic 'Sudan' means black), green is the color of Islam, agriculture, and prosperity
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