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Flag of Yemen

Yemen
Ratio 2:3
Adoption 1990
Design A horizontal tricolour of red, white and black. [0]
Colors
#CE1126
#FFFFFF
#000000

History

The Flag of Yemen was adopted on May 22, 1990, the day that North Yemen and South Yemen were unified. The flag is essentially the Arab Liberation Flag of 1952, introduced after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 in which Arab nationalism was a dominant theme. The Arab Liberation Flag served as the inspiration for the flags of both North and South Yemen prior to unification, and the current flags of Egypt, Iraq, Sudan, and Syria. [0]

Meaning

According to the official description, the red stands for the bloodshed of martyrs and unity; the white for a bright future; black for the dark past. [0]