Flag of Somalia (GIF)


The Somalia flag consists of a single white five-pointed star centered on a light blue field. The five-pointed white star, known as the Star of Unity, represents five areas where the Somali ethnic groups traditionally lived. The blue color represents the sky as well as the Guardafui Canal and the Indian Ocean. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on October 12, 1954.

The cheetahs and white star supporting the shield in its coat of arms are inherited from Italian Somaliland. The shield, the upper part of which is decorated like a crown, is placed on an intertwined white stripe, palm leaves, and spears.

The Somalia flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Somalia, officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country and sovereign state in the Horn of Africa. Its capital is Mogadishu, and its population is about 12,068,000.

The waving flag of Somalia with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Mogadishu (pop. 2,587,000)
Other major cities:Hargeysa (478,000)
Official languages:Somali
Arabic
Region:Eastern Africa
Ethnic groups:85% Somali
15% Bantu, Arabs and other non-Somali
Religion:99.8% Islam
0.2% Other
Demonym:Somali
Area:637,657 km²
(246,201 sq mi)
Population:12,068,000
Currency:Somali shilling


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Somalia (Somali: Calanka iyo astaanta Soomaaliya; Arabic: علم وشعار الصومال), GIF

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