Flag of Palestine

Palestine Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StatePartially Recognized
Country CodesPS, PSE, 275
Official NameState of Palestine
CapitalEast Jerusalem (claimed), Ramallah (administrative)
Government TypeSemi-presidential, multi-party republic
CurrencyIsraeli New Shekel (ILS), Egyptian Pound (EGP), Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
Calling Code+970
Member OfObserver state in the United Nations, Member of the Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
PopulationApproximately 5 million
Total Area6,020 km² (West Bank and Gaza Strip combined)
Highest PointMount Nabi Yunis (1,030 meters, 3,379 feet)
Lowest PointDead Sea (-428 meters, -1,404 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 3,092
Life Expectancy74 years
Internet TLD.ps

Palestine National Anthem

Fida’i (My Redemption)

My redemption, dawn of my power,
My homeland, land of my ancestors
Palestine, my flaming heart,
We will not surrender to the enemy.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Palestine Flag

The flag of Palestine was officially adopted on November 15, 1988, when the Palestinian National Council declared the independence of the State of Palestine. The flag is a tricolor of black, white, and green horizontal stripes, with a red triangle at the hoist.

The flag is based on the Arab Revolt flag used during World War I and is identical to the flag used by the Arab nationalist movements. The black color represents the Abbasid Caliphate, the white represents the Umayyad Caliphate, the green represents the Fatimid Caliphate, and the red triangle represents the Hashemite dynasty and the Great Arab Revolt against Ottoman rule.

The choice of this flag design is symbolic of Palestinian nationalism and the heritage of the Arab Revolt, linking the Palestinian struggle for statehood with the broader Arab nationalist movement. The flag has become a symbol of the Palestinian people and their aspirations for an independent state.

Since its adoption, the Palestinian flag has been used in the Palestinian territories and by Palestinians worldwide. It is a symbol of resistance and hope, often displayed in protests and on significant occasions related to the Palestinian cause. The flag is more than just a national emblem; it represents the history, struggles, and aspirations of the Palestinian people.