Flag of Mauritania

    Mauritania Flag fast facts
    Adopted: April 1, 1959
    Proportion (width:length): 2:3

    Mauritania Flag - Information
    The national flag of Mauritania consists of a green field with a gold five-pointed star above a gold, horizontal crescent. The closed side of the crescent is down; the crescent, star, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam; green also represents hope for a bright future; the yellow color stands for the sands of the Sahara

    Mauritania Flag - colors meaning/symbolism
    crescent, star represents Islam, the majority faith of Mauritania
    Green symbolizes prosperity and hope for a bright future
    Gold stands for the sands of the Sahara desert
    Mauritania flag history and facts

    The colors green and gold are considered Pan-African colors. Green is also used to symbolize Islam, and the gold for the sands of the Sahara desert. The crescent and star are symbols of Islam, which is the major religion in the nation.
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