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Flag of Oman

The national flag of Oman (علم عُمان) consists of three stripes (white, green and red) with a red bar on the left that contains the national emblem of Oman (Dagger and two swords).

Until 1975, Oman used the plain red banner of the indigenous people. In 1970, the Sultan introduced a complete new set of national flags. Bands of green and white were added to the fly, and the national emblem, the badge of the Albusaidi Dynasty, was placed in the canton. This depicts crossed swords over a khanjar, a traditional curved dagger. White has been associated historically with the Imam, the religious leader of Oman, and at times the political rival to the ruling Sultan. It also symbolizes peace. Green is traditionally associated with the Jabal al-Akdar, or "Green Mountains," which lie toward the north of the country. Red is a common color in Gulf state flags. The national emblem is said to date back to the 18th century. A curved dagger is fastened over a pair of crossed swords. An ornate horsebit links the weapons.

Between 1970 and 1995, the size of the middle band of the triband was slimmer than the other two, making up approximately one fifth of its height, the other bands two-fifths.

The naval ensign shows an azure (blue) field, with the Oman in the canton or top-left quarter and the naval service emblem in the fly.

The standard of the Sultan of Oman shows a red fly, with a green border whose width is about one-sixth of the height of the flag, surrounded by a red border of about the same width. It bears the country's emblem as a charge in the center, colored gold.

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Flag of Oman

Country - Oman

Oman (عمان ' ), officially the Sultanate of Oman''' (سلطنة عُمان ), is an Arab country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Its official religion is Islam.

Holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the country shares land borders with the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan. The coast is formed by the Arabian Sea on the southeast and the Gulf of Oman on the northeast. The Madha and Musandam exclaves are surrounded by the UAE on their land borders, with the Strait of Hormuz (which it shares with Iran) and Gulf of Oman forming Musandam's coastal boundaries.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  Saudi Arabia 
  •  United Arab Emirates 
  •  Yemen 

Language

Flag of Oman (English)  Bandiera dell'Oman (Italiano)  Vlag van Oman (Nederlands)  Drapeau d'Oman (Français)  Flagge Omans (Deutsch)  Bandeira de Omã (Português)  Флаг Омана (Русский)  Bandera de Omán (Español)  Flaga Omanu (Polski)  阿曼国旗 (中文)  Omans flagga (Svenska)  オマーンの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Оману (Українська)  Национално знаме на Оман (Български)  오만의 국기 (한국어)  Omanin lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Oman (Bahasa Indonesia)  Omano vėliava (Lietuvių)  Omans flag (Dansk)  Ománská vlajka (Česky)  Umman bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Омана (Српски / Srpski)  Omaani lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Ománu (Slovenčina)  Omán zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Omana (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติโอมาน (ไทย)  Omānas karogs (Latviešu)  Σημαία του Ομάν (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Oman (Tiếng Việt) 
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