National Flag of the Mauritania

Country: Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Proportions: 2:3

Mauritanian Flag Description:
The flag of Mauritania consists of an emerald green base with yellow a crescent in the center of it. Above the crescent is a yellow, five-point star.

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Mauritanian Islands Flag Meaning:
The green and gold in the Mauritanian Islands' flag are considered Pan-African colors. Green also symbolizes Islam, and the gold also represents the sands of the Sahara desert. The crescent and star are also symbols of Islam, which is the major religion in Mauritania.

Mauritanian Islands Flag History:
The Mauritanian flag was adopted on April 1, 1959, just before gaining independence from France on November 28, 1960.

Interesting Mauritanian Flag Facts:
Rumor has it that the Mauritanian flag was selected, and perhaps also designed, personally by the former president of Mauritania, Mukthar Ould Dada.

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