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Flag of Somalia

Flag of Somalia

The Flag of Somalia was approved on October 12, 1954. Somalia Flag was designed by Mohammed Awale Liban and used in the nascent Somali Republic. It was originally considered and serves as the cultural flag for the Somali people.

Just two colors brand up the plan of the Somali flag. The flag of Somalia mostly contains of a light blue contextual. This color was enthused by the flag of the United Nations, which aided the nation evolution to independence. But, in more new years, this color of blue symbolizes the surrounding of Indian Ocean and the blue sky. The other color applied in the design of the flag is white, which is applied for the five-pointed star middle on the flag. As before mentioned, the points of the star signify the areas where native Somalis resided.

History of Somalia Flag

Since 13th century, there had been several flags comprising different designs used on the Somalia land. Though, Somalian land had hoisted flag of the Ajuran Empire, flag of the Adal Sultanate, flag of Ottoman Zeila and the flag of the Dervish State during 13th to 17th centuries. In the 20th century, the flag of British Somaliland was hoisted from 1960s to the mid of 20th century. The current national flag was first accepted on October 12, 1954. The flag was shaped during the provisional trusteeship period and was intended to serve as a flag for the Somali persons.

Somalia Flag Design and Symbolic Meaning

Somalia has a pretty modest national flag plan; however it has meaning in its basic design. The primary landscape of the Somali flag is the five-pointed star in the middle. This star is recognized as the Star of Unity, and it signifies the areas where Somalis resided. This comprises Djibouti, the North Eastern Province of Kenya and southern Somalia. The color of the flag was initially enthused by the flag of the United Nations. But, the color of the arena represents the Indian Ocean and the sky over the nation.

About Somalia

Somalia is a country located in the Horn of Africa. The nation is bordered by Djibouti to the northwest, Kenya to the southwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, Ethiopia to the west, and the Guardafui Channel and Somali Sea to the east. Somalia has an estimated population of around 14.3 million. The population density of Somalia is 25 per Km2 (65 people per mi2).

Somalia is a framework of federal parliamentary representative democratic republic. The official language of Somalia is Somali and the currency is Shilling. Somalia comprises of two letters Somalia code i.e. SO and its three letters Somalia code is SOM and in digits it is 706. The calling code is +252 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Somalia is UTC +3 hours.

Somalia Country Information Updated 2024

Country Somalia
Continent Africa
Official languages Somali, Arabic
Capital Mogadishu
Currency Somali shilling Sh (SOS)

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Somalia Time Zones

CAT UTC+03:00
CEST UTC+02:00

Somalia Codes

Internet TLD SO
Three-letter country code SOM
Three-digit country code 706
Calling code +252