Saturday, September 8, 2012

Flag Of Eritrea

The current flag of the state of Eritrea was adopted on December 5, 1995, and uses the basic layout of the flag of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front, with the wreath with upright olive branch symbol derived from the 1952 flag.


The flag is dominated by a red triangle extending from the hoist to the fly with complementary green and blue triangles above and below. Green stands for the fertility of the country respectively for agriculture; blue stands for the sea (red sea); and red for the blood lost in the fight for freedom. In the red triangle a yellow wreath symbol with 14 leaves on each side derived from the 1952 flag replaces the yellow star of the EPLF flag.

Officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. Eritrea is the Italian form of the Greek name Erythraia, meaning “red (land)”. The capital is Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeast and east of the country has an extensive coastline on the Red Sea, directly across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

Source: Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Eritrea and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Eritrea

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