Flag of Yemen

Yemen Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesYE, YEM
Official NameRepublic of Yemen
Government TypeProvisional (In transition due to ongoing civil conflict)
CurrencyYemeni Rial (YER)
Calling Code+967
Member OfUnited Nations, Arab League, Non-Aligned Movement, Organization of Islamic Cooperation
PopulationApproximately 29 million
Total Area527,968 square kilometers
Highest PointJabal an Nabi Shu’ayb (3,666 meters, 12,028 feet)
Lowest PointArabian Sea (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per Capita$774
Life Expectancy66.12 years
Internet TLD.ye

Yemeni National Anthem

United Republic

Repeat, O World, my song.
Echo it over and over again.
Remember, through my joy, each martyr.
Clothe him with the shining mantles of our festivals.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Yemeni Flag

The flag of Yemen, adopted on May 22, 1990, is a horizontal tricolor of red, white, and black bands, each color symbolizing a significant aspect of the country’s identity. This design was established following the unification of North Yemen (the Yemen Arab Republic) and South Yemen (the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen).

Red in the flag stands for the bloodshed in the struggle for independence and the unity of the country. White symbolizes a bright future and is also a traditional color representing purity. The black stripe represents the dark past of Yemen, particularly the dark era of the Ottoman Empire’s control over the region.

The current flag is a merger of the flags of North and South Yemen, both of which also featured the pan-Arab colors of black, white, and green, with the North Yemen flag including a green star. The amalgamation of these designs into the current flag represented the culmination of years of conflict and a new era of unity and national identity.

Yemen’s flag has been a symbol of unity in a country often fraught with political instability and conflict. It reflects the shared aspirations of its people for peace, unity, and a brighter future despite the challenges they have faced. The flag’s adoption coincides with Yemen’s unification, a significant event in the country’s history, and it continues to be a powerful symbol of national pride and sovereignty.