Flag of Sudan

Sudan Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesSD, SDN, 729
Official NameRepublic of the Sudan
Government TypeProvisional Government
CurrencySudanese Pound (SDG)
Calling Code+249
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
PopulationApproximately 43 million
Total Area1,886,068 km²
Highest PointDeriba Caldera (3,042 meters, 9,980 feet)
Lowest PointRed Sea (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 1,560
Life Expectancy65 years
Internet TLD.sd

Sudan National Anthem

Nahnu Jund Allah Jund Al-watan (We Are the Army of God and of Our Land)

We are the army of God and of our land,
We have pledged our lives to Sudan’s cause,
We grant a covenant to our country,
To protect it from the invaders.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Sudan Flag

The national flag of Sudan was officially adopted on May 20, 1970. It is based on the Arab Liberation Flag shared by Egypt, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, which were part of the Arab nationalist movements.

The flag of Sudan features three horizontal stripes of red, white, and black, with a green triangle at the hoist. The red stripe represents Sudan’s struggle for independence and many martyrs who have sacrificed their lives. White symbolizes peace, light, and optimism. Black stands for Sudan itself, as the word “Sudan” in Arabic means “black”. The green triangle symbolizes agriculture, prosperity, and Islam, which is the majority religion in Sudan.

The design of the flag reflects both the pan-Arab colors and Sudan’s own unique cultural and political history. The flag underwent a change from the original design adopted at independence in 1956 to its current form, representing the country’s evolving political landscape.

The flag of Sudan is a symbol of the nation’s pride, sovereignty, and unity. It is prominently displayed in public buildings, used in national ceremonies, and represents Sudan in international forums. The flag serves as a reminder of the country’s journey through colonialism to independence, its diverse cultural heritage, and its aspirations for the future.