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Flag of Somaliland

Somaliland
Ratio 1:2
Adoption 1993
Design A horizontal tricolor of green, white which means the peace achieved after the war, and red Which stands for the blood that had to be spilled for independence, with the Shahada inscribed in the green stripe, and a black 5-pointed star charged on the white stripe. [0]
Colors
#006D21
#FFFFFF
#DF0000
#000000

History

The flag of Somaliland is used in Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia. Having established its own local government in 1991, the region's self-declared independence remains unrecognized by any country or international organization. [0]

Meaning

The flag contains the Pan-Arab colors of green, black, white and red. On the green stripe, there is the Sunni Shahada in white script, similar to that of the Saudi Arabian flag. [0]