The flag of Djibouti was adopted on 27 June 1977 the same day as they gained independence from France.
The flag was designed by an independence activist and artist Mahamoud Hard.
Would you like to know an interesting historical fact about Djibouti and its flag? This was the last French territory to achieve independence and according to a peace accord with France there is a military presence and there are still units of the French Foreign Legion in the nation of Djibouti.
The Somali and Assar people were the first ethnic groups to adopt Islam, making Djibouti the first African region to become Islamic. They were involved in Arab and Muslim meetings and affairs.
1977 laws allowed stronger ties to France. 1/5 of the people live below the international poverty level of U.S. 1.25 a day.
In addition to the national flag, the war flag is composed of concentric circles of yellow, light blue, green, white with a red star on the white circle.
In 2002 Djibouti passed a family law to protect women and children. It also established a government position of minister for women’s affairs.
In 1992 a constitution declared the nation a republic. However many laws in force prior to independence were still in force and the original 1977 flag was kept.