The national flag of the Algerian Democratic People's Republic was approved July 3, 1962, immediately after 1 July residents voted in a referendum for independence from France.
Description and proportions of the flag of Algeria
The state flag of Algeria istraditional rectangular panel, the length of which relates to its width in a ratio of 3: 2. The rectangle is divided vertically into two equal parts. The field, located closer to the shaft, has a deep green color. The second half of the Algerian flag - white. In the center of the cloth caused the crescent surrounding the left on three sides by a five-pointed star. These characters made red, and are part of the emblem of the state.
The emblem is inscribed the name of the state onArabic around. In the center of the circle - the rising sun, under which depicted the Prophet Muhammad's daughter's hand. This symbol - the traditional to the Maghreb region, and the rising sun - a sign of a new era for the country. The coat of arms also contains images of the Atlas Mountains and some industrial and agricultural character of Algeria.
Algeria flag colors are not randomly selected. Green field of cloth - the color of the main religions professed by an absolute majority of the country's inhabitants. Islamic states always have green in their flags. White field - a symbol of purity of thoughts and aspirations of Algerians, they hope a fair structure of the world, and faith in a better bright future. Red Crescent, covering the star is also one of the Muslim character.
Flag of Algeria Naval fleet isalmost an exact copy of the state. The only difference is that on the cloth Navy ships in the upper corner near the staff is applied to an image of two white crossed anchors.
The history of the flag of Algeria
Prior to approval of the modern stateAlgerian flag, his government in exile, used a slightly different version. Field of the former symbol of the country was divided vertically into two unequal parts. Near to the shaft over a narrow strip of green it was carried out, and the outer, wide - white. At the intersection of bands at an equal distance from the upper and lower edges of the cloth depicted the emblem of the Red Crescent, covering three sides of the red five-pointed star.