- Flag of Somalia
The flag of
Somaliawas adopted on October 12, 1954. It was designed by Mohammed Awale Liban, [ [http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/so.html#history History of the flag] ] intended to be used for pan-Somali. Upon reunification of Italian and British Somaliland, the flag was used for the Somali Democratic Republic.
The flag consists of a light blue field with a single white star in the center. According to Liban, the flag is intended to look like the
flag of the United Nations. The United Nationshelped Somalia gain independencefrom Italy, and the flag design was adopted in its honour.
blazon, or heraldic description, of this flag is: "Azure, a mullet Argent".
The flag is similar in design to the star plate on an
Air Commodore's staff car.
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