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Meaning of Djibouti Flag

Symbolism and Meaning of Djibouti Flag

The flag of Djibouti is composed of a blue stripe over a green stripe of equal size.

There is a white triangle with its base on the hoist side of the flag and the apex pointing to the fly side. There is a red star in the center of the triangle.

Djibouti is a nation of African Muslims that take part in Islamic affairs and meetings and a member of African National Liberation Union.

Djibouti Flag

There are two sets of meanings for the colors of the Djibouti flag. The first is: blue for the sea and sky, green symbolizes the earth and red star stands for unity.

The military flag has concentric circles of yellow, light blue, green and white and there is a five point red star on the white circle.

Djibouti’s flag was designed by an artist Mahamoud Hard who was also a member of the Independence movement.

The flag was adopted on 27 June 1977, the very same day that independence from France was declared. Contact with the Somali and Afar people, Djibouti became the first African region to have contacts in the Islamic world.

The history in song, poetry, dance, stories and folklore of the nomadic people of the land who traded in skins, hides, spices and perfumes. In 2002 a family law to protect women and children was enacted. There is a new government position of Minister for women’s affairs.

The nation has a peace accord with France which gives France their largest base outside of the mother country. There are units of the legendary French Foreign Legion stationed there.

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