Flag of Syria

Syria Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesSY, SYR, 760
Official NameSyrian Arab Republic
Government TypeUnitary Dominant-party Semi-presidential Republic
CurrencySyrian Pound (SYP)
Calling Code+963
Member OfUnited Nations, Arab League, Non-Aligned Movement, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
PopulationApproximately 17 million
Total Area185,180 km²
Highest PointMount Hermon (2,814 meters, 9,232 feet)
Lowest PointSyrian Depression (-200 meters, -656 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 1,200 (as of latest available data)
Life Expectancy72 years (as of latest available data)
Internet TLD.sy

Syria National Anthem

Homat el Diyar (Guardians of the Homeland)

Guardians of the Homeland, upon you be peace,
Our proud spirits will not be subdued.
The abode of Arabism, a land resplendent with suns,
Our past and our present are imbibed with glory.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Syria Flag

The current flag of Syria was adopted on March 30, 1980. This flag is the flag of the Arab Liberation, used by several Arab countries. The flag is a horizontal tricolor of red, white, and black stripes, with two green stars in the white stripe.

The red stripe represents the Hashemite dynasty, the white symbolizes the Umayyad dynasty, and black represents the Abbasid dynasty. The two green stars stand for Syria and Egypt, reflecting Syria’s union with Egypt in the United Arab Republic, which existed between 1958 and 1961. The use of the Pan-Arab colors in the flag reflects Syria’s commitment to Arab unity.

Syria’s flag has changed several times throughout its history, often reflecting the country’s political changes. The adoption of the current flag followed the collapse of the Federation of Arab Republics, which included Libya, Egypt, and Syria.

The flag symbolizes Syria’s rich history, from the ancient civilizations that flourished in the region to its more recent past. It is a source of pride and national identity for Syrians, representing their aspirations, culture, and the Arab nationalist ideology. Despite the country’s recent turmoil, the flag remains a strong symbol of sovereignty and unity for the Syrian people.