The Flag of Sudan

The flag of Sudan is a horizontal tricolor featuring red, white, and black stripes, with a green triangle at the hoist. Each color symbolizes a different aspect of Sudan's cultural and natural heritage: red for the country's struggle for independence and sacrifices, white for peace and optimism, black for Sudan itself often referred to as the 'Black Land' due to its peoples and the dark soil of the Nile region, and green for Islam, agriculture, and the prosperity of the land.

The Flag of Sudan

History

The current flag of Sudan was adopted on May 20, 1970, following the country's second military coup in 1969, which brought Gaafar Nimeiry to power. This flag replaced the previous flag, which had been used since Sudan's independence from Anglo-Egyptian rule on January 1, 1956. The design of the flag is based on the Arab Liberation Flag shared by Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, which symbolizes Arab unity. The choice of this design reflects both Sudan's identity as an African country and its solidarity with the Arab world. Over the years, the flag has come to symbolize the nation's aspirations for unity and peace amidst periods of internal conflict and division.