Tunisia Flag Meaning & Details

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 Tunisia Flag
 Flag Information
  • red with a white disk in the center bearing a red crescent nearly encircling a red five-pointed star

  • resembles the Ottoman flag (red banner with white crescent and star) and recalls Tunisia's history as part of the Ottoman Empire

  • red represents the blood shed by martyrs in the struggle against oppression, white stands for peace

  • the crescent and star are traditional symbols of Islam

    note: the flag is based on that of Turkey, itself a successor state to the Ottoman Empire

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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