Flag of Mauritania

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Flag of Mauritania
DesignTwo red stripes and the gikden crescent with a star on green background

The flag of Mauritania is a green field containing a gold star and crescent, with a red stripe at the top and bottom of the field, the flag proportions is 2:3.[1]

Symbolism[change | change source]

The green color and crescent stands for Islam, the red stripes with the length of 1/5 of the width of the flag symbolizes blood, shed by heroes who fought with the French for independence. The green background also sybolizes prosperity and hope and the golden color of the crescent is interpreted as the color of the sand of Sahara, covering almost the entire country.[1]

Historical Flags[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wrona, Jerzy (2020). Flagi i herby opowiadają. Rzeszów: FOSZE. p. 175. ISBN 978-83-7586-158-7.