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Flag of Djibouti

Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Design: A horizontal bi-color of light blue and light green, with a white isosceles triangle at the hoist bearing a red star in its center.

The national flag of Djibouti (Somali: Calanka Jabuuti, Arabic: علم جيبوتي‎, French: Drapeau de Djibouti) was adopted on 27 June 1977, following the country's independence from France. The light blue represents the sky and the sea, as well as the Issa Somalis, green represents the everlasting green of the earth, as well as the Afar people, white represents the colour of peace and the red star represents the unity and the blood shed by the martyrs of independence. No clans are mentioned in the national anthem.

History
Before the establishment of French Somaliland, the flag of the Sultanate of Tajoura was the only ensign used in the territory. The flag of Djibouti was later created in 1970. Adopted in 1977, the national flag was an adaptation of the flag of the Front for the Liberation of the Somali Coast (FLCS), a guerrilla group that led Djibouti with the Ligue Populaire Africaine pour l'Independence (LPAI) to independence. The FLCS flag had a red triangle with a white star. For the national flag, the star was placed in an upright rather than a slanted position, and the proportions of the flag were lengthened. White, green, and light blue are the colors of the FLCS. The flag of Djibouti was raised for the first time upon independence on 27 June 1977, by the head of police Yacine Yabeh Galab. It is today flown on many governmental buildings.

Characteristics
The flag of Djibouti features two equal horizontal bands of blue (top) and green, with a white isosceles triangle based on the hoist side. The triangle bears a red star in its centre, which represents unity and blood. Each colour symbolizes something different; namely, the earth (green), the sea and sky (light blue), peace (white), and unity (red). The light blue represents the Sky, and the green represents the everlasting green of the earth. The red star signifies the unity of the state.

Republic of Djibouti

  • République de Djibouti (French)
  • جمهورية جيبوتي (Arabic)
  • Jamhuuriyadda Jabuuti (Somali)
  • Gabuutih Ummuuno (Afar)
Flag of Djibouti
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Emblem
Motto: اتحاد، مساواة، سلام (Arabic)
Unité, Égalité, Paix (French)
Inkittino, Waguitto, Amaan (Afar)
Midnimada, Sinaanta, Nabadda (Somali)
Unity, Equality, Peace
Anthem: Djibouti
Location of Djibouti (dark blue) – in Africa (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Djibouti (dark blue)

– in Africa (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union (light blue)

Location of Djibouti
Capital
and largest city
Djibouti
11°36′N 43°10′E / 11.600°N 43.167°E / 11.600; 43.167
Official languages
  • Arabic
  • French
Recognised national languages
  • Afar
  • Somali
Ethnic groups
  • Somalis 60%
  • Afar 35%
  • others 5% (primarily Arab)
Religion
Islam
Demonym(s) Djiboutian
Government Unitary dominant-party presidential republic under an authoritarian dictatorship
• President
Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
• Prime Minister
Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
Legislature National Assembly
Area
• Total
23,200 km2 (9,000 sq mi) (146th)
• Water (%)
0.09 (20 km² / 7.7 sq mi)
Population
• 2016 estimate
942,333
• Density
37.2/km2 (96.3/sq mi) (168th)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$3.974 billion
• Per capita
$3,788
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$2.187 billion
• Per capita
$2,084
Gini (2015) 40.0
medium
HDI (2015) Increase 0.473
low · 172nd
Currency Djiboutian franc (DJF)
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)
Driving side right
Calling code +253
ISO 3166 code DJ
Internet TLD .dj

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