Mauritania Flag Meaning & Details


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 Mauritania Flag
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  • green with a yellow, five-pointed star between the horns of a yellow, upward-pointing crescent moon

  • red stripes along the top and bottom edges

  • the crescent, star, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam

  • green also represents hope for a bright future

  • the yellow color stands for the sands of the Sahara

  • red symbolizes the blood shed in the struggle for independence

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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