The flag of Jordan, officially adopted on the 2nd of September, 1920, is based on the flag of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I.
The flag consists of horizontal black, white, and green bands that are connected by a red chevron. The colors stand are the Pan-Arab Colors, representing the Abbasid (black band), Umayyad (white band), and Fatimid (green band) caliphates. The red chevron is for the Hashemite dynasty, and the Arab Revolt.
In addition to the bands and chevron, a white star with seven points is featured on the hoist side of the red chevron. The seven points symbolize the seven verses of Islamic belief, which is mentioned at the beginning of the Qur'an. The seven points represent faith in one God, humanity, humility, national spirit, virtue, social justice, and aspiration. The star also stands for the unity of the Arab nation.
More symbols in World Flags:
Flags from countries around the world, including their origins, design and history. read more »
More symbols in Flags:
A flag is usually a piece of fabric with a distinctive design that is usually rectangular and used as a symbol, as a signaling device, or decoration. The term flag is also used to refer to the graphi… read more »