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the Sahrawi Arab
Democratic Republic
Flag of Western Sahara.svg
Use National flag National flag
Proportion 1:2
Adopted February 28, 1976
Design A black, white, and green horizontal tricolor charged with a red star and crescent in the center stripe and a red triangle at the hoist

The flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic is a combination of the Pan-Arab colors and symbols related to Islam. The flag was originally adopted on 27 February 1976 and was slightly modified in June 1991.


The Spanish actress Verónica Forqué waves the SADR flag.

The flag, originally used by the Polisario Front, consists of the colours black, green, white and red. The overall design of the flag is similar to that of Palestine, but this was not intentional. This flag, among many others, was derived from the colours used in the Arab Revolt. The star and crescent are major symbols of Islam and can be seen on flags of other Islamic countries, such as Pakistan.

Future changes

When the country gain independence by means of a referendum and is internationally recognized, the green will go on top and the black will go to the bottom.[1]

Construction sheet

An official construction sheet for the SADR flag was released by the SADR Government in June 1987. The flag ratio is 1:2 and the length of the red triangle is 1/3 of the total flag.[2]

See also


  2. From a document issued by the Protocol Section of the Office of the President of the Republic in June 1987.

External links

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