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The flag of Jordan, officially adopted on 18 April 1928, is based on the 1917 flag of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.[1] The flag consists of horizontal black, white, and green bands that are connected by a red chevron. The colors stand are the Pan-Arab Colors, representing the Abbasid (black band), Umayyad (white band), and Fatimid (green band) caliphates. The red chevron is for the Hashemite dynasty, and the Arab Revolt.[2][3][4]

Jordan
Flag of Jordan.svg
UseCivil and state flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion1:2
Adopted18 April 1928
DesignA horizontal triband of black, white and green; with a red chevron based on the hoist side containing a white seven-pointed star
Royal Standard of Jordan.svg
Variant flag of Jordan
UseRoyal standard of The King
Royal Standard of the Crown Prince of Jordan.svg
Variant flag of Jordan
UseRoyal standard of the Crown Prince

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FeaturesEdit

In addition to the bands and chevron, a white star with seven points is featured on the hoist side of the red chevron. The star stands for the unity of the Arab people.[4] Its seven-pointed star refers to the seven verses of Al-Fatiha. The seven points represent faith in one God, humanity, humility, national spirit, virtue, social justice, and aspiration.[citation needed]

 
Slightly different flag used from 1928 to 1939

Interpretation of the colorsEdit

Scheme Textile colour
Red The Hashemite dynasty, bloody struggle for freedom.
White The Umayyad dynasty, bright and peaceful future.
Green The Fatimid dynasty
Black The Abbasid dynasty,

Colours schemeEdit

  Red White Green Black
RGB 206/17/38 255/255/255 0/122/61 0/0/0
Hexadecimal #ce1126ff #FFFFFF #007a3dff #000000ff
CMYK 0/92/82/19 0/0/0/0 100/0/50/52 0/0/0/100

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flag of Jordan". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Flags of the World: Jordan". Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  3. ^ "The World Fact Book: Middle east: Jordan". cia.gov. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b "National Anthem". kinghussein.gov.jo. Government of Jordan. Retrieved 10 May 2015.

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