National Flag of Libya

Country: Socialist Libyan Arab Peoples Jamahiriya (Libya)

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Libyan Flag Description:
The flag of Libya consists of a solid green background.

Libyan Flag Meaning:
Green is the national color of Libya as well as a symbol of devotion to Islam. Green also represents Libyan President Muammar al Qaddafi's 'Green Revolution' - an intention to turn Libya into a wealthy agricultural nation.

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Libyan Flag History:
The Libyan flag was adopted on November 19, 1977, after leaving the Federation of Arabs Republic, which consisted of Libya, Egypt and Syria. The previous flag of Libya consisted of red, white and black horizontal stripes. Libya gained independence from Italy on December 24, 1951.

Interesting Libyan Flag Facts:
The Libyan flag is the only national flag in the world that is simply one color with nothing else on it. The term to explain the one-color flag is 'monochromatic'.

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