Egyptian Flag Facts
The flag of Egypt is composed of three equal horizontal sections, each colored red, black and white. The red section is the uppermost, followed by the white in the middle and at the bottom is the black section. The national emblem of Egypt is the Saladin Eagle that is placed on the center of its flag in the color white section. The adoption of the national flag of Egypt today was dated October 4, 1984. There has been a variety of flags flown in Egypt throughout its very long history. The very first national flag of this country was established on February 16, 1915. These are some of the interesting Egyptian Flag facts you should know about and reading on will give you more.
The three distinct colors of the Egyptian flag have different meanings. The color red symbolizes the period earlier than the 1952 Revolution. On the other hand, the color white describes the tranquil nature of 1952 Revolution. The color black is a representation of the suspension of the Egyptians’ cruelty in the hands of foreign monarchy and colonialism. The use and significance of this flag served as the inspiration of other countries in the United Arab Emirates. The tri-colored horizontal design was also used for the flags of other nations including Iraq, Libya and Syria. The only difference is that they do not have the same emblem as that of Egypt in the central white section.
The establishment of the modern flag of Egypt was determined by the dynasty of Mohammad Ali. During this generation, the union between Sudan and Egypt took place. The Egyptian national flag is generally hoisted over all of the government buildings in Fridays as well as national holidays and People’s Assembly sessions. The Minister Interior may also call for occasions where the flag needs to be hoisted. It is also hoisted each day on borders, embassies and official buildings. The “July 23 Revolution Day” every year also involves hoisting the Egyptian flag. Making use of the flag in any abusive manner is considered as a criminal offense and can be subject to lawful punishment as it is against the national power.
The vast variety of flags that Egypt has ever had is established for different purposes. Historical Egyptian flags include nine different national flags, two military flags, two presidential flags, twenty- seven governorate flags and seven royal flags.
Now that we are done discussing some Egyptian flag facts, let us take a glimpse of some facts about the country itself- Egypt. The country is considered as one of the oldest and remarkable continuous civilizations of the world. A lot of businessmen, visitors and tourists visit the country for a variety of reasons. It has numerous attractions for foreign vacationers especially historical landmarks such as ancient monuments, pyramids and the like. The Egypt is part of the North Africa which borders the Mediterranean Sea. The total land area of the country measures more than one million square kilometers. The size of Egypt is almost equal to the size of combined Germany and France.
The capital city of Egypt is Cairo which is the largest city of Africa. There are about 78 million people who live in Egypt currently. The official language of the country is Arabic while many Egyptians can understand and speak French and English. Ninety-four percent of the population belongs to the Muslim religion and there are Coptic Christians and other religions. In this country, sunny and hot climate is usually experienced throughout the year. Generally, winter is only experienced from November to February. The currency used in this country is Egyptian Pound.