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Flag of Kuwait

Name: Alam Baladii, Derti
Use: Civil and state flag, national ensign
Proportion: 1:2
Adopted: 7 September 1961
Officially hoisted 24 November 1961
Design: A horizontal triband of green, white and red; with a black trapezium based on the hoist side.
The flag of Kuwait (Arabic: علم الكويت‎) was adopted on September 7, 1961, and officially hoisted November 24, 1961. Before 1961, the flag of Kuwait was red and white, like those of other Persian Gulf states at the time, with the field being red and words or charges being written in white.

During the period of Ottoman rule in Kuwait, the Ottoman flag, red with a white crescent and star, was used. This flag was retained after the country became a British protectorate in the Anglo-Kuwaiti Agreement of 1899. Two different flag design was proposed but not adopted in the period after this. The first proposal in 1906, a red flag with white Western letters spelling KOWEIT and the second in 1913, the Ottoman flag but the word كويت (Kuwait) in Arabic writing as a canton.

The Ottoman flag was however used until the First World War in 1914 when friendly-fire incidents with the British in the Mesopotamian campaign around the river Shatt al-Arab occurred due to both Kuwait and the enemy Ottomans both using the same flag. At this time, Kuwait adopted a new flag, red with the كويت (Kuwait) in Arabic writing This flag was in use until 1921, when Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah added the Shahada to the flag. This version was in use until 1940, when he also added the Wasm to the flag. These flags were also depicted on the Emblems of Kuwait. The red flag remained the national flag of Kuwait until the adoption of the current one in September 1961. The present flag is in the Pan-Arab colours, but each colour is also significant in its own right. Black represents the defeat of the enemy, while red is the colour of blood on the Shiv swords. White symbolizes purity, and green is for the fertile land.

Colour Symbolism
Green our lands
White our deeds
Red our swords
Black our battles

The colours' meaning came from a poem by Safie Al-Deen Al-Hali:
White are our deeds
Black are our battles
Green are our lands
Red are our swords
Rules of hanging and flying the flag:

Horizontally: The green stripe should be on top.
Vertically: The red stripe should be on the left side of the flag.

Peter Lynn's Kuwaiti Flag kite
In 2005, it became the design of the world's largest kite at a size of 1019 square metres. It was made in New Zealand by Peter Lynn, launched to the public for the first time in 2004 in the United Kingdom, officially launched in Kuwait in 2005, and has not been surpassed since.

State of Kuwait

دولة الكويت (Arabic)
Dawlat al-Kuwait
Flag of Kuwait

"Al-Nasheed Al-Watani"

"National Anthem"

Location of Kuwait (green)
Location of Kuwait (green)
Location of Kuwait
and largest city
Kuwait City
29°22′N 47°58′E / 29.367°N 47.967°E / 29.367; 47.967
Official languages Arabic
Ethnic groups
  • 57.65% Arab (30.36% Kuwaiti, 27.29% other Arabs)
  • 40.42% Asian
  • 1.02% African
  • 0.39% European
  • 0.52% Other
Islam 74.36%
Christianity 18.17%
Other 7.47%
Demonym(s) Kuwaiti
Government Unitary constitutional monarchy
• Emir
Sabah Ahmad al-Sabah
• Prime Minister
Jaber Mubarak al-Sabah
• Speaker of the National Assembly
Marzouq Al-Ghanim
Legislature National Assembly
• Independence from the Emirate of Al Hasa
• Anglo-Ottoman Convention
• End of treaties with the United Kingdom
19 June 1961
• Total
17,818 km2 (6,880 sq mi) (152nd)
• Water (%)
• 2018 estimate
4,621,638 (128th)
• 2005 census
• Density
200.2/km2 (518.5/sq mi) (61st)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$303 billion
• Per capita
$69,669 (5th)
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$118.271 billion (55th)
• Per capita
$28,199[4] (23rd)
HDI (2017) Decrease 0.803
very high · 56th
Currency Kuwaiti dinar (KWD)
Time zone UTC+3 (AST)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy (CE)
Driving side right
Calling code +965
ISO 3166 code KW
Internet TLD .kw
  1. Nominal succession within the House of Sabah.
  2. Emirate
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