Jordan Flag Colors, Meaning & History

Jordan flag
Color Palette
Black#0101011, 1, 10, 0, 0, 100
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0
Green#007A3D0, 122, 61100, 0, 50, 52
Red#CE1126206, 17, 380, 92, 82, 19

The flag of Jordan has three horizontal stripes. The top stripe is colored black, the middle stripe is colored white, and the bottom stripe is colored green. On the hoist side, there is a red triangle, with a seven-pointed white star on the red triangle.

Meaning of the Jordanian Flag

The colors used in the Jordanian Flag are the Pan-Arab colors. The black color represents the Abbasid. The white color stands for the Umayyad, and the green color symbolizes the Fatimid caliphates. The Hashemite Dynasty, currently ruling Jordan, is represented by the red chevron, which also represents the Great Arab Revolt of 1916. The star at the center of the chevron signifies the unity of the Arab people.

History of the Jordanian Flag

Jordan was part of the Ottoman Empire, so it hoisted the Ottoman flag and had no flag of its own. In 1916, the Great Arab Revolt was announced, led by the Sharif and Emir of Mecca in Hejaz, Hussein bin Ali. In 1921, he proclaimed Hejaz from the Ottomans. At that time, many Arab nations also declared rebellion and the flag raised was that of the Arab Revolt. It was black, green and white, with a red triangle at the hoist. Later, the flag was raised in Hejaz and Iraq. His son, Hussein bin Abdullah ruled the Transjordan Emirate and also used the Arab Revolt flag. In 1928, the seven-pointed white star was added to the flag, and Jordan adopted that version as the official flag. When Jordan gained its independence in 1946, no changes were made to the flag.