Flag of Libya (GIF)


The flag of Libya consists of three horizontal red, black, and green bands with a white crescent and stars in the middle of the black band. Red symbolizes the blood sacrificed for Libyan freedom. Black is to remember the dark days when the Libyans lived under the occupation of the Italians. Green represents agriculture, which is the foundation of fundamental wealth. The white star and crescent symbolize independence and Islam. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the current version of the flag was adopted on February 17, 2011.

The Libya flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Libya, officially known as the Libyan State, is a country in the North African Maghreb region. Its capital is Tripoli, and its population is about 7,200,000.

COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Tripoli (pop. 1,250,000)
Other major cities:Benghazi (700,000)
Misurata (350,000)
Official languages:Arabic
Region:Northern Africa
Ethnic groups:97% Arab and Berber
3% Others
Religion:96.6% Muslim
2.7% Christian
0.7% Others
Demonym:Libyan
Area:1,759,541 km² (679,363 sq mi)
Population:7,200,000
Currency:Libyan dinar


Keywords: Flag of Libya (Arabic: علم ليبيا), GIF

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