|Relinquished||2011, 34 years of use|
|Design||A green field|
|Designed by||Muammar Gaddafi|
The flag of Libya from 1977 to 2011 was the flag of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya from 1977 to 1986[a] and the flag of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to 2011. The design is a green field in 1:2 ratio.
In 2011, after the collapse of Gaddafi's government, the 1951–1969 flag from the Kingdom of Libya was re-adopted.
Before 1977, the country was called the Libyan Arab Republic from 1969 to 1977 and used a red-white-black flag.
Flag of Libya (1969–1972)
Flag of Libya (1972–1977)
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- In 1986, the "Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya" was renamed to the "Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya", with the word "Great" added after the 1986 United States bombing of Libya.