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Somalia Flag Description

The flag of Somalia consists of a light blue field with a large white five-pointed star in the center. The blue color represents the sky and the Indian Ocean, which surrounds the country. The white star symbolizes unity and the five points represent the five regions inhabited by Somali people: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Ogaden region in Ethiopia, and the former British Somaliland.

The current flag of Somalia was adopted on October 12, 1954, following the country’s independence from Italy and the unification of Italian Somaliland and British Somaliland. However, the design of the flag has undergone several changes throughout Somalia’s history.

The first flag of Somalia was introduced in 1950 when Italian Somaliland gained autonomy from Italy. It featured a light blue field with a white five-pointed star in the canton and a horizontal white stripe at the bottom. This flag was used until 1954 when the current design was adopted.

During the period of military rule in Somalia from 1969 to 1991, a different flag was used. It consisted of a light blue field with a white five-pointed star in the canton and a red stripe running horizontally from the hoist side to the fly side. This flag was associated with the socialist regime of Siad Barre.

After the collapse of the Barre regime in 1991, Somalia descended into a state of civil war, and different factions and regions within the country used their own flags. It was not until 2000 that a transitional government was established, and the current flag was officially reinstated as the national flag.

The flag of Somalia holds significant symbolism for the Somali people, representing their unity, independence, and aspirations for a united Somali nation. It is a powerful symbol of national identity and is proudly displayed on government buildings, schools, and public spaces throughout the country.

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