Flag of Somalia

Flag of Somalia

The flag of Somalia was 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 Nations helped Somalia gain independence from Italy, and the flag design was adopted in its honour.

The 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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