Flag of Oman

Oman Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesOM, OMN, 512
Official NameSultanate of Oman
Government TypeAbsolute Monarchy
CurrencyOmani Rial (OMR)
Calling Code+968
Member OfUnited Nations, Arab League, Gulf Cooperation Council, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
PopulationApproximately 5 million
Total Area309,500 km²
Highest PointJebel Shams (3,004 meters, 9,856 feet)
Lowest PointArabian Sea (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 15,600
Life Expectancy77 years
Internet TLD.om

Oman National Anthem

Nashid as-Salaam as-Sultani (The Sultan’s Anthem)

O Lord, protect for us our Majesty the Sultan
And the people in our land,
With honour and peace.
May he live long, strong and supported,
Glorified be his leadership.
For him we shall lay down our lives.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Oman Flag

The national flag of Oman was officially adopted on November 18, 1995. The flag is a symbol of the nation’s history, culture, and values. It features three horizontal stripes of white, red, and green, with a vertical red bar on the hoist side. The national emblem of Oman, a pair of crossed swords with a khanjar (a traditional curved dagger), is superimposed in the upper hoist corner of the red bar.

The red color in the flag is a common color in Gulf state flags and historically represents the battles fought by the Omanis. The white stripe symbolizes peace and prosperity, while green represents the Green Mountains and the fertility of the country. The national emblem, prominently placed on the flag, is a symbol of the ruling dynasty and Oman’s historic martial tradition.

The current design was introduced in 1995 under Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said and replaced the plain red flag that was used prior. The introduction of white and green stripes was meant to modernize the flag and better reflect the country’s identity and values.

The flag of Oman is a source of pride and national unity, representing the country’s sovereignty, its rich history, and its aspirations for the future. It is prominently displayed in public spaces, on national occasions, and during international events, symbolizing the dignity and the unique identity of the Sultanate of Oman. The flag embodies the spirit of the Omani people, their culture, and their commitment to progress and peace.