Egyptian Flag

Egyptian Flag

The Flag of Egypt - Description of the Egyptian Flag

As the above picture of the Egyptian Flag indicates the overall background is a tricolor consisting of Red, White and Black

The description of the Eygyptian Flag is as follows:

Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and black

The national emblem (a shield superimposed on a golden eagle facing the hoist side above a scroll bearing the name of the country in Arabic) centered in the white band

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Egyptian flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Black - Determination

The basic style shown in the picture of the Egyptian flag is described as Emblem - reflecting the central design of the flag pattern

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Egyptian flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The emblem on the Egyptian flag pictures the National emblem

The Meaning & History of the Egyptian Flag

The Egyptian National emblem represents the eagle of Saladin

From 1923 Egypt adopted a green flag depicting three stars within the crescent representing the peoples living in Egypt - the Muslims, Christians and Jews

The Egyptian flag was adopted on October 4, 1984

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