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Flag of Jordan

Jordan
Use Civil and state flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 18 April 1928
Design A horizontal triband of black, white and green; with a red chevron based on the hoist side containing a white seven-pointed star
Variant flag of Jordan
Use Naval ensign
Variant flag of Jordan
Use Royal standard

The flag of Jordan, officially adopted on 18 April 1928, is based on the flag of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The flag consists of horizontal black, white, and green bands that are connected by a red chevron. The colors stand are the Pan-Arab Colors, representing the Abbasid (black band), Umayyad (white band), and Fatimid (green band) caliphates. The red chevron is for the Hashemite dynasty, and the Arab Revolt.[1][2][3]

Contents

  • Features 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Features

In addition to the bands and chevron, a white star with seven points is featured on the hoist side of the red chevron. The star stands for the unity of the Arab people.[3] It is also said to stand for the seven verses of the first surah in the Qur'an,[2] or refer to the seven hills on which Amman, the capital, was built. The seven points represent faith in one God, humanity, humility, national spirit, virtue, social justice, and aspiration.

Slightly different flag used from 1928 to 1939

See also

References

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