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[flag of the League of Arab States]
by Zeljko Heimer, 5 July 1996, modified by Ivan Sache, 7 January 2001
Proportion 2:3 reported in Pavillons nationaux et marques distinctives, but noted that the flag is also known in ratio 1:2. According to the close-up view of the emblem in Pavillons nationaux et marques distinctives, the chain includes 19 elements.


[flag of the League of Arab States]
by Mario Fabretto, used on World Flag Database, and reported by Nader Mardini from, 3 March 2002

Proportion 1:2 reported in Ultimate pocket Flags of the World

[flag of the League of Arab States]
by Zeljko Heimer, 5 July 1996
Proportion 2:3 reported by Ed Haynes

In all of my sources (Smith, Merienne, Dorling-Kindersley Pocket Book, Pavillons nationaux et marques distinctives), the chain is yellow and the Arabic letterings white. Are there other sources than Ed Haynes' website showing a red chain and yellow letterings?
Ivan Sache, 7 January 2001

See also:

Member Nations

Confederation of Arab States, formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945, for the purpose of securing Arab unity.

Members : Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea (pending), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

Flag Description

League of Arab States - green flag with the emblem of the League - in white wreath a chain makes a circle in it a crescent pointing up an a text in Arab letters. The gif here is an adaptation of the image published by Ed Haynes on his Flags of Arab World . I have seen the chain made both red and yellow, and the text also white or black.

To get the chain right, it would take some more work, that I am reluctant to do now. BTW, is there any importance in the number of the chain elements?

Zeljko Heimer, 05 July 1996

To answer the query about the importance of the number of chain elements, they infact represent the 20 Arab countries (at the time of adopting the flag) before two new member states (Comoros & Djibouti I think) joined to make 22 Arab countries.

Nader Mardini, 3 March 2002

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