Saudi Arabia Flag Meaning & Details


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 Saudi Arabia Flag
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  • green, a traditional color in Islamic flags, with the Shahada or Muslim creed in large white Arabic script (translated as "There is no god but God

  • Muhammad is the Messenger of God") above a white horizontal saber (the tip points to the hoist side)

  • design dates to the early twentieth century and is closely associated with the Al Saud family, which established the kingdom in 1932

  • the flag is manufactured with differing obverse and reverse sides so that the Shahada reads - and the sword points - correctly from right to left on both sides

    note: the only national flag to display an inscription as its principal design

  • one of only three national flags that differ on their obverse and reverse sides - the others are Moldova and Paraguay

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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