Flag of Mauritania (GIF)

The Mauritanian flag consists of a green field with red stripes beneath and above it, and there is a yellow crescent and a star in the middle of the green field. The green color, the crescent, and the star symbolize Islam, and gold is for the sands of the Sahara desert. The red stripes represent the spilled blood in the struggle for freedom. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on April 1, 1959.

In its seal, a palm branch and a millet plant, which are among the important agricultural plants in the country, are in the foreground.

The Mauritania flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in northwest Africa. Its capital is Nouakchott, and its population is about 4,300,000.

The waving flag of Mauritania with its seal (unofficial)

Capital and largest city:Nouakchott (pop. 958,000)
Other major cities:Nouadhibou (118,000)
Official languages:Arabic
Region:Western Africa
Ethnic groups:40% Haratin
30% Arab-Berber
30% Sub Saharan
Religion:99.9% Islam
0.1% Christianity
Area:1,030,000 km²
(400,000 sq mi)

Keywords: Flag and seal of Mauritania (Arabic: علم وشعار موريتانيا; French: Drapeau et sceau de la Mauritanie), GIF

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