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Syria

Trivia

The national flag represents loyalty to Assad’s government In the Syrian Civil War.

Technical Specifications

Adopted  30th March 1980
Proportion  2:3
Design A red-white-black horizontal bicolour with two green five-pointed stars in the centre white stripe.

 

Brief History

The first flag of Syria was the short-lived as the Arab state in 1920. The flag was a black-green-white tricolour with red triangle and a seven-pointed white star.

Within four months of the Kingdom of Syria being in control the French colonised Syria and by 1922 the states of Damascus, Latakia, Aleppo and Jebel Druze were joined together to create the Syrian Federation.

The flag adopted for the Syrian Federation was a green-white-green horizontal triband with the French national tricolour flag top left.

The Flag of the Arab kingdom of Syria (1920)

The Syrian Federation (1922 – 1925)

In 1930 Independence was granted and the country became a Republic with a new green-white-black horizontal tricolour with three red five pointed stars. When the country became a Sovereignty in 1941 the flag remained the same.

Syria joined with Egypt in 1958 to create the United Arab Republic. The flag was a red-white-black horizontal tricolour flag with two green five-pointed stars.

The Flag of the Syrian Republic (1930 – 1958)

The Flag of the United Arab Republic (1958 – 1961)

The Ba’ath party took control in 1963 and added another central green five-pointed star to the flag. The Federation of Arab Republics was created in 1972 when Egypt and Libya joined with Syria. The flag was a red-white-black horizontal tricolour with the hawk of Quraish in the centre.

The Flag of Syria (1963 – 1972)

The Flag of Syria in the Federation of Arab Republics (1972 – 1980)

In 1980 the flag of the United Arab Republic was reinstated as the flag of Syria as a sign of Arab unity.

The Flag of Syria (1980 to Present Day)

The Coat of Arms of Syria

The Coat of Arms of Syria was adopted in 1980.

It features a Hawk of Quraish shielded by the national flag with a green banner stating “SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC” below.

The Coat of Arms of the Syrian Interim Government and National Coalition is a grey version of national coat of arms with the wings of the hawk in flight and the name of the coalition and government in the black banner.

The Coat of Arms of the Syrian Arab Republic (1980 to Present Day)

The Caot of Arms of the Syrian Interim Government and Natioanl Coalition

The Seal of the Governor of Puerto Rico

Then Seals of the Governor of Puerto Rico all feature the coat of arms at the centre with different words in the boarders. Examples of the seals are below.

The Coat of Arms of Syria

The opposition of the ongoing Syrian civil war fly the green-white-black horizontal tricolour with three red five-pointed stars of the Syrian republic of the 1930s.

The Standard of the President of Syria

The Standard of the President of Syria was adopted in 1980. It is a square version of the national flag.

The Flags of the Historical States of the French Mandate of Syria

The Flag of the State of Damascus was dark blue field with the French Tricolour top left and a white disc in the centre.

The State of Aleppo featured a plain white field with the French Tricolour top left and three yellow five-pointed stars in a triangle centre right.

The Flag of the State of Damascus (1920 – 1924)

The State of Aleppo (1920 – 1925)

The flag of Alawite State and Sanjak of Latakia was a white field with the French national flag top left and a sun with 16 rays in the centre. In the lower left, top and bottom right there are red triangles pointing into the corners.

The Flag of the State of Souaida, Jebel Druze was a white field with a small French national flag top left and a large green-red-yellow-blue horizontal stripes filling the field.

The Flag of the State of Hatay featured a plain red field with a white crescent moon and a red five-pointed star with a white outline.

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