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Flag of Kuwait

The Flag of Kuwait (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 were 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

our lands

our deeds

our swords

our battles

The colours' meaning came from a poem by Safie Al-Deen Al-Hali: Rules of hanging and flying the flag:

* White are our deeds
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Flag of Kuwait

Country - Kuwait

Kuwait ( الكويت ', or ), officially the State of Kuwait (دولة الكويت '), is a country in Western Asia. Situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it shares borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. , Kuwait has a population of 4.5 million people: 1.3 million are Kuwaitis and 3.2 million are expatriates. Expatriates account for 70% of the population.

Oil reserves were discovered in commercial quantities in 1938. From 1946 to 1982, the country underwent large-scale modernization. In the 1980s, Kuwait experienced a period of geopolitical instability and an economic crisis following the stock market crash. In 1990, Kuwait was invaded, and later annexed, by Saddam's Iraq. The Iraqi occupation of Kuwait came to an end in 1991 after military intervention by a military coalition led by the United States. Kuwait is a major non-NATO ally of the United States. It is also a major ally of ASEAN, while maintaining a strong relationship with China.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  Mesopotamia 
  •  Saudi Arabia 


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