Flag of Eritrea (GIF)

The national flag of Eritrea (Tigrinya: ሃገራዊት ባንዴራ ኤርትራ, Arabic: علم إريتريا الوطني) is characterized by a wide equilateral red triangle based on the hoist side, along with a green horizontal band at the top and a blue horizontal band at the bottom. There is a yellow emblem in the form of a golden wreath in the red triangle. The red triangle represents the bloodshed and sacrifices made during the struggle for independence, while the green color symbolizes the agricultural and natural wealth of the country. The blue band signifies the coastal region and the promise of a prosperous future. Also, the red triangle points to the shared purpose of the diverse ethnic groups to build a solid foundation for the nation, emphasizing their commitment to freedom, equality, and unity. The gold wreath encircling an olive branch symbolizes the country's hard-earned peace and the hope for reconciliation with its neighbors. This flag design embodies Eritrea's history of struggle and sacrifice for independence, its rich natural resources, and its aspirations for unity and prosperity.

Adopted:December 5, 1995
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇪🇷

The emblem of Eritrea depicts a dromedary camel in the desert, which was used as a pack animal in the war of independence, surrounded by a wreath of olive branches signifying the nation's resilience, perseverance, and hope for peace. The wreath symbolizes the country's hard-fought struggle for independence and the subsequent aspiration for harmony and reconciliation. The camel represents the resilience and endurance of the Eritrean people in the face of adversity. Below the camel, the name of the country is inscribed in Tigrinya, English, and Arabic. Overall, the emblem encapsulates the spirit of determination, peace, and national identity that characterize Eritrea's history and aspirations for the future.

The Eritrean flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Eritrea, officially the State of Eritrea, is a country located in eastern Africa. Its capital is Asmara, and its population is about 6.081 million (2020). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Yemen.

The waving flag of Eritrea with its emblem (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Asmara
Other major city:Keren
Official languages:Tigrinya, Arabic, English
Region:Eastern Africa
Ethnic groups:55% Tigrinya,
30% Tigre,
4% Saho,
2% Kunama,
2% Bilen,
2% Rashaida,
5% Others
Religions:50% Christianity,
48% Islam,
2% Others
Nationality name:Eritrean
Area:117,600 km²
(45,400 sq mi)
Population:6.081 million (2020)
Country codes:ER, ERI (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.er
Calling code:+291

Keywords: Flag and emblem of Eritrea (Tigrinya: ኤርትራ ባንዴራ - ኤርትራ አርማ; Arabic: علم وشعار إريتريا), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Eritrea
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emblem_of_Eritrea

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