Banner o Bahrain

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The banner o Bahrain, uised frae 1972-2002

The naitional banner o Bahrain (Arabic: علم البحرين‎) consists o a white baund on the left, separatit frae a reid aurie on the richt bi five triangles that serve as a serratit line.

Red is the traditional colour for banners o the Arab states o the Persian Gulf. The white is on the hoist side; the five pynts represent the five pillars o Islam.

It is vera seemilar tae the banner o Qatar, which haes mair pynts an haes a daurker reid.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The auldest kent banners o Bahrain wur plain reid. In 1820, Bahrain signed a treaty wi the Unitit Kinrick, an a white stripe wis addit tae the banner tae indicate the truce. In 1932, a serrated edge wis addit tae distinguish the banner o Bahrain frae those o its neighbours.[1]

The banner oreeginally haed twintie-aicht white pynts, but this wis reduced tae aicht in 1972.[1] In 2002 the nummer o triangles wis again reduced tae five, sae that each o the pynts coud staund for ane o the Five Pillars o Islam.[2]

Gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b Historical flags of Bahrain at Flags of the World
  2. Bahrain at Flags of the World