Flag of Somaliland (GIF)



The flag of Somaliland (Somali: Calanka Soomaaliland; Arabic: علم أرض الصومال) consists of three horizontal stripes: green, white, and red. There is a white Arabic inscription in the middle of the green stripe: "La Ilaha Illallah, Muhammad Rasulullah" ("There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah"), and there is a black star in the middle of the white stripe. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on October 14, 1996.

In its emblem, the eagle of Saladin holds a scale symbolizing justice above its head. The hands shaking under the eagle symbolize equality and freedom, and the olive branches surrounding the emblem symbolize peace. The Islamic calligraphy above the scale reads "Bismillahirrahmanirrahim," which when translated into English means "In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious and Merciful."

The Somaliland flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Somaliland, officially the Somaliland Republic, is an internationally recognized and proclaimed state as an autonomous region of Somalia. Its capital is Hargeisa, and its population is about 5.741 million (2021).

The waving flag of Somaliland with its emblem (unofficial)
The emblem of Somaliland on a waving white flag
The waving vertical flag of Somaliland (Animated GIF)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Hargeisa
Other major cities:Burao,
Borama,
Las Anod
Official languages:Somali, Arabic, English
Region:Eastern Africa
Ethnic groups:Mainly the Isaaq clan
Religion:99.8% Islam,
0.2% Other
Nationality names:Somali, Somalilander
Area:176,120 km²
(68,000 sq mi)
Population:5.741 million (2021)
Currency:Somaliland shilling


Keywords: Flag and emblem of Somaliland (Somali: Calanka iyo astaanta Somaliland; Arabic: علم وشعار أرض الصومال), GIF

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