Flag of Eritrea (GIF)


The national flag of Eritrea consists of three horizontal triangles: green (top), red, and blue. There is a yellow emblem in the form of an olive branch wreath in the red triangle. The green color symbolizes the country's agriculture and livestock breeding, the blue color represents the blue sea, and the red color expresses the blood lost in the struggle for freedom. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on December 5, 1995.

Its emblem, surrounded by olive branches, features a dromedary camel in the desert, which was used as a pack animal in the war of independence.

The Eritrea flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Eritrea, officially the State of Eritrea, is a country located in Eastern Africa. Its capital is Asmara, and its population is about 3,212,000.

The waving flag of Eritrea with its emblem (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Asmara (pop. 650,000)
Other major cities:Keren (82,000)
Official languages:Tigrinya, Arabic, English
Region:Eastern Africa
Ethnic groups:55% Tigrinya
30% Tigre
4% Saho
2% Kunama
2% Bilen
2% Rashaida
5% Others
Religion:50% Christianity
48% Islam
2% Others
Demonym:Eritrean
Area:117,600 km²
(45,400 sq mi)
Population:4,955,000
Currency:Nakfa


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

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