Syria Flag Colors, Meaning & History

Syria flag
Color Palette
Red#CE1126206, 17, 380, 92, 82, 19
White#FFFFFF255, 255, 2550, 0, 0, 0
Black#0000000, 0, 00, 0, 0, 100
Green#007A3D0, 122, 61100, 0, 50, 52

The flag of the Syrian Arab Republic has three horizontal stripes colored red, white, and black from top to bottom. On the middle white stripe, there are two small green stars aligned horizontally.

Meaning of the Flag of the Syrian Arab Republic

The colors on the Syrian flag are inspired by the Pan-Arab colors that were used during the Arab Revolt of 1916. The four colors represent the Arab dynasties that ruled the Arab region since the days of Prophet Mohammed. The colors of the flag also represent Arab unity.

History of the Flag of the Syrian Arab Republic

The king of Hijaz used the Arab Revolt flag to represent all the Arabic lands including Syria. After WWI, Syria declared independence in 1918. Then, it was occupied by the French army. The flag of the Arab revolt was abandoned. Syria proclaimed independence from France in the 1940s, and attempted to stay united within the Arab World. Syria joined a union with Egypt in 1958. The United Arab Republic was formed, and its flag included red, white, and black colors, and two green stars to represent Egypt and Syria. After the union dissolved in 1961, Syria retained the flag of the two stars, which was officially re-adopted in 1980. The ruling party in Syria has its own version of the Pan-Arab colors flag, but the flag with two stars is still the official flag in the Syrian Arab Republic.