Flag of Western Sahara (GIF)


The flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic consists of three black, white, and green horizontal lines with a red crescent and star in the middle of the white stripe and a red triangle on the left. The flag is a combination of Pan-Arabic colors, and the star and crescent are symbols of Islam. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on February 27, 1976.

Its coat of arms includes crossed rifles with national flags at the ends and olive branches surrounding them. An Arabic slogan meaning "Liberty, Democracy, Unity" is written at the bottom.

The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
The Sahrawi Republic, officially known as the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, is a state in the west of the African continent that claims its sovereignty in all of Western Sahara but is partially recognized. Its capitals are El Aioun (declared) and Tifariti (de facto), and its population is about 500,000.

The waving flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic with its coat of arms (unofficial)

The coat of arms of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic on a waving white flag

The waving vertical flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Animated GIF)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capitals:Laayoune (claimed)
pop. 218,000
Tifariti (de facto)
pop. 3,000
Other major cities:Ad-Dakhla (106,000)
Official languages:Arabic, Spanish
Region:Africa
Ethnic groups:Arab, Berber
Religion:Islam
Demonym:Sahrawi
Western Saharan
Sahrawian
Area:266,000 km²
(103,000 sq mi)
Population:500,000
Currency:Sahrawi peseta
Moroccan dirham
Algerian dinar
Mauritanian ouguiya


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Arabic: علم وشعار النبالة للجمهورية العربية الصحراوية الديمقراطية; Spanish: Bandera y escudo de armas de la República Árabe Saharaui Democrática), GIF

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