Libya Flag Meaning & Details

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 Libya Flag
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  • three horizontal bands of red (top), black (double width), and green with a white crescent and star centered on the black stripe

  • the National Transitional Council reintroduced this flag design of the former Kingdom of Libya (1951-1969) on 27 February 2011

  • it replaced the former all-green banner promulgated by the QADHAFI regime in 1977

  • the colors represent the three major regions of the country: red stands for Fezzan, black symbolizes Cyrenaica, and green denotes Tripolitania

  • the crescent and star represent Islam, the main religion of the country

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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