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Comparative Chart of Arab Flags

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The following chart is adapted and expanded from Smith 1977 [smi77], pp. 154-155. Copyright notice: For design reasons, no image credit is given in this table — see the referred pages for image credits.
Ole Andersen, 23 July 2002

  Yemen (South) Yemen (North) Sudan Egypt Libya Syria Iraq Jordan
-1911 [Colony of Aden] [flag of the Ottoman Empire] [flag of the Ottoman Empire] [flag of the Ottoman Empire] [flag of the Ottoman Empire] [flag of the Ottoman Empire] [flag of the Ottoman Empire] [flag of the Ottoman Empire]
1911-1914 [flag of the Kingdom of Italy]
1914-1918 [Flag of Egypt, 1914]

[Flag of the United Kingdom]

[Flag of Egypt, 1914]
1918-1919   [Syria 1918-1920] [Arab Revolt Flag]
1919-1920 [Iraq flag, 1921]
1920 [French Mandate July-August 1920 (Syria)] [Iraq flag, 1922] [Transjordan (1921-1928)]
1920-1921 [Autonomous State of Damascus 1920-1924 (Syria)]

[Autonomous State of Aleppo 1920-1924 (Syria)]

[Autonomous State of the Alawites 1923-1930 (Syria)]

1921-1922 [Jordan]
1922-1923 [French Mandate of Syria 1920-1932]
1923-1924 [Flag of Egypt in 1923]

[Flag of the United Kingdom]

[Flag of Egypt in 1923]
1924-1925 [Flag of the Kingdom of Iraq]
1925-1927
1927-1932 [Kingdom of Yemen]
1932-1939 [Syrian flag 1946-58 and 1961-63]
1939-1947
1947-1951 [Flag of Cyrenaique, 1947]
1951-1954 [Libyan flag in 1951]
1954-1958 [Flag of Sudan, 1956-70]
1958-1959 [Flag of UAR] [Syrian flag 1958-1961]
1959-1961 [Colony of Aden]

[Federation of South Arabia]

[1959 Flag of Iraq]
1961-1962 [Syrian flag 1946-58 and 1961-63]
1962-1963 [North Yemen]
1963-1967 [Federation of South Arabia] [Syria 1963-1972] [Iraq 1963]
1967-1969 [South Yemen]
1969-1972 [Flag of Sudan] [Libyan flag 1969-72]
1972-1977 [Flag of Egypt 1972-1984] [Flag of Libya 1972-1977] [Syria 1972-80 (1972-77 Federation of Arab Republics)]
1977-1980 [Libyan flag]
1980-1984 [Syria]
1984-1991 [Flag of Egypt]
1990-1991
Yemen

[Flag of Yemen]
1991-2004 [Flag of Iraq]
2004-2008 [Flag of Iraq]
2008-2011 [Flag of Iraq]
2011- [Libyan flag]