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Flag of Somalia

Use: National flag and ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: October 12, 1954
Design: A single white five-pointed star centered on a light blue field.
Designed by: Mohammed Awale Liban
The Flag of Somalia (Somali: Calanka Soomaaliyaa, Arabic: علم الصومال‎), also known as the Somali flag, is the official flag of the Federal Republic of Somalia. Adopted on October 12, 1954, it was designed by Mohammed Awale Liban. The flag was used for the nascent Somali Republic. It was originally conceived and serves as the ethnic flag for the Somali people.

The flag of Somalia was created in 1954 during the transitional trusteeship period of the nation's history. It was personally designed by the Somali scholar Mohammed Awale Liban, after he had been selected by the Somali labour trade union to come up with a design in preparation for independence. The flag was first used in the Trust Territory of Somaliland and the short-lived State of Somaliland, which united on July 1, 1960, to form the Somali Republic.

Federal Republic of Somalia

Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya (Somali)
جمهورية الصومال الفيدرالية (Arabic)
Flag of Somalia
Coat of arms
Anthem: "Qolobaa Calankeed"
Location of Somalia (dark blue) in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Somalia (dark blue)

in the African Union (light blue)

Location of Somalia
and largest city
2°2′N 45°21′E / 2.033°N 45.350°E / 2.033; 45.350
Official languages
  • Somali
  • Arabic
Foreign languages
  • Italian
  • English
Demonym(s) Somali
Government Federal parliamentary republic
• President
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed
• Prime Minister
Hassan Ali Khayre
Legislature Federal Parliament
• Land of Punt
25th century BC
• Macrobian Kingdom
247 BC
• Somali city-states
1st century
• Sultanate of Mogadishu
9th century
• Sultanate of the Geledi
17th century
• Majeerteen Sultanate
18th century
• Sultanate of Hobyo
19th century
• British Somaliland
• Italian Somaliland
• Independence from the United Kingdom and Italy
1 July 1960
• Admitted to the United Nations
20 September 1960
• Current constitution
1 August 2012
• Total
637,657 km2 (246,201 sq mi) (43rd)
• 2017 estimate
11,031,386 (76th)
• Density
19.31[6]/km2 (50.0/sq mi) (199th)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
US$36.564 billion (N/A)
• Per capita
US$2,454 (N/A)
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
US$17.405 billion (184th)
• Per capita
US$1,671 (193th)
Currency Somali shilling (SOS)
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Driving side right
Calling code +252
ISO 3166 code SO
Internet TLD .so

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