The flag of Jordan, officially adopted on 16 April 1928, is based on the 1916 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 colours are the Pan-Arab Colors, respectively representing the Abbasid (black band), Umayyad (white band), and Fatimid or Rashidun caliphates (green band). The red chevron is for the Hashemite dynasty, and the Arab Revolt.[2][3][4]

UseCivil and state flag, civil and state ensign Small vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag Small vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag Reverse side is mirror image of obverse side
Adopted16 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
UseRoyal standard of The King
DesignPan-Arab colors resembles the Rising Sun Flag; Jordanian flag in the center, with the star being replaced with a crown
UseRoyal standard of the Crown Prince
UseThe Hashemite Standard, The Banner of Ashrāf of Hijaz(The Nobles), the House of The Hashemites
Flags of Jordan in Amman
Jordanian flag

Features Edit

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 points refer to the seven verses of Al-Fatiha as well as the seven hills Amman was built on.

History Edit

Interpretation of the colors Edit

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

Colours scheme Edit

  Red White Green Black
RGB 206/17/38 255/255/255 0/122/61 0/0/0
Hexadecimal #ce1126 #FFFFFF #007a3d #000000
CMYK 0/92/82/19 0/0/0/0 100/0/50/52 0/0/0/100

Construction Sheet Edit

Historical flags Edit

Military flags Edit

See also Edit

References Edit

  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". Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b "National Anthem". Government of Jordan. Retrieved 10 May 2015.

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