Banner o Mauritanie

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The banner o Mauritanie is the common name for the naitional banner o Mauritanie in north-wast Africae. The oreeginal banner wis adoptit on Aprile 1, 1959, unner the instructions o Moktar Ould Daddah,[1] an the subsequent constitution o 22 Mairch 1959. It wis green wi a gowd crescent an star.

On August 5, 2017 a referendum wis held tae chynge the banner. It succeeded an the current banner wis adoptit on August 15. It is the same as the auld banner, but bund at tap an bottom bi twa reid stripes.[2]

Design[eedit | eedit soorce]

Wavin auld banner o Mauritanie

The colors o reid, green an gowd are considered Pan-African colors.[3] Green is an aa uised tae seembolise Islam, reid for the bluid shed durin the struggle for freedom, an the gowd for the sands o the Sahara desert. The crescent an star are seembols o Islam, which is the major releegion in the naition. Some writers hae an aa speculatit that green seembolises a bricht future, an growthe.[2] Thare is nae offeecial specification or construction sheet for the exact relative measurements o the star an crescent, awtho the banner's measurements are 2:3.[2]

Uise[eedit | eedit soorce]

The design acts as the naitional banner o Mauritanie, an is an aa uised in circular form as an aircraft roundel.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. France: Colonial Empire at Flags of the World. Jaume Ollé and Nozomi Kariyasu, 17 June 1998. Accessed 27 August 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 (Flag of) Mauritania at Flags of the World Accessed 27 August 2009.
  3. Pan-African Colours at Flags of the World Accessed 27 August 2009.