Flag of Djibouti

Djibouti
Flag of Djibouti.svg
UseNational flag and ensign
Proportion2:3
DesignA horizontal bi-color of light blue and light green, with a white isosceles triangle at the hoist bearing a red star in its center.

The national flag of Djibouti (Somali: Calanka Jabuuti, Arabic: علم جيبوتي‎, French: Drapeau de Djibouti) was adopted on 27 June 1977, following the country's independence from France.[1] The light blue represents the sky and the sea, as well as the Issa Somalis, green represents the everlasting green of the earth, as well as the Afar people, white represents the colour of peace and the red star represents the unity and the blood shed by the martyrs of independence. No clans are mentioned in the national anthem.

History

Djiboutian independence day celebrations with the flag of Djibouti.

Before the establishment of French Somaliland, the flag of the Sultanate of Tajoura was the only ensign used in the territory.[2] The flag of Djibouti was later created in 1970. Adopted in 1977, the national flag was an adaptation of the flag of the Front for the Liberation of the Somali Coast (FLCS), a guerrilla group that led Djibouti with the Ligue Populaire Africaine pour l'Independence (LPAI) to independence.[2] The FLCS flag had a red triangle with a white star. For the national flag, the star was placed in an upright rather than a slanted position, and the proportions of the flag were lengthened. White, green, and light blue are the colors of the FLCS. The flag of Djibouti was raised for the first time upon independence on 27 June 1977,[2] by the head of police Yacine Yabeh Galab. It is today flown on many governmental buildings.

Other Languages
العربية: علم جيبوتي
azərbaycanca: Cibuti bayrağı
беларуская: Сцяг Джыбуці
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Сьцяг Джыбуці
brezhoneg: Banniel Djibouti
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: ডিজিবোটির ফিরালহান
Bahasa Indonesia: Bendera Djibouti
íslenska: Fáni Djibútí
македонски: Знаме на Џибути
Bahasa Melayu: Bendera Djibouti
Nederlands: Vlag van Djibouti
Plattdüütsch: Flagg vun Dschibuti
русский: Флаг Джибути
Simple English: Flag of Djibouti
slovenčina: Vlajka Džibutska
Soomaaliga: Calanka jabuuti
српски / srpski: Застава Џибутија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Zastava Džibutija
українська: Прапор Джибуті
Tiếng Việt: Quốc kỳ Djibouti