Iran Flag

Iran Flag

OThe Flag of Iran - Description of the Iran Flag

As the above picture of the Iran Flag indicates a tricolor of Red, Green and white

The description of the Iranian Flag is as follows:

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

The national emblem (a stylized representation of the word Allah in the shape of a tulip, a symbol of martyrdom) in red is centered in the white band

ALLAH AKBAR (God is Great) in white Arabic script is repeated 11 times along the bottom edge of the green band and 11 times along the top edge of the red band

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

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Green - hope, joy and love and in many cultures have a sacred significance as that of Iran

The basic style shown in the picture of the Iran 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 Iran flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The emblem on the Iran flag pictures the National Emblem

The Meaning & History of the Iran Flag

The Iran National emblem reflects the changes initiated by the Islamic Revolution

The basic colors were used during the time of the Shahs, however, at this time the emblem featured an image of a lion with a sword - a classical symbol of Persia

The Islamic Revolution of July 29, 1980 replaced the lion image with by a symbol depicting a stylized form of the word Allah

The symbol also feature four crescents with a sword in the centre

The text on the Iranian flag repeats the words ALLAH AKBAR (God is Great) 22 times

This number is significant to the Islamic Revolution which occurred on the 22nd day of the 11th month of the Iranian calendar

The flag of Iran was adopted on July 29, 1980

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