The Flag of Jordan

The flag of Jordan is a tricolor horizontal flag, comprising three equal horizontal bands of black, white, and green from top to bottom. At the hoist side, it features a red triangle extending to the middle of the flag, which houses a white seven-pointed star. The flag's design draws inspiration from the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I and represents Arab unity and freedom.

The Flag of Jordan

History

The flag of Jordan was officially adopted on April 16, 1928, but its origins can be traced back to the Arab Revolt of 1916. It is based on the flag used by the Arab Revolt, which itself was influenced by the colors of the Pan-Arab flag, conceptualized by the Arab nationalist movement. The black, white, and green bands represent the Abbasid, Umayyad, and Fatimid Caliphates, respectively, which were major Islamic dynasties that ruled the Arab world. The red triangle symbolizes the Hashemite dynasty, which led the revolt and continues to rule Jordan. The seven-pointed star stands for faith and the seven verses of the first surah of the Quran, reflecting the Islamic heritage of the country. Over the years, the flag has become a symbol of the Kingdom of Jordan, embodying its history, sovereignty, and identity.