Information on the flag of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


Information on the flag of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

The Flag of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, in its current form, was adopted in 1922. It is inspired, in shape and colours, by the Great Arab Revolt’s banner, which was raised from the plains of Mecca in 1916.

Its black, white and green colours represent Umayyad, Abbasid and Fatimid cultures, the most important eras in Arab Islamic civilisation; while the red chevron encompassing the flag’s components represents the Hashemite Family. The heptagram at the centre of the chevron symbolises the seven verses of Surat Al Fatiha, the opening chapter of the Holy Quran.

Article 4 of the Constitution specifies the form and dimensions of the Jordanian flag as follows:

“The length of the flag shall be twice its width. It shall be divided horizontally into three parallel and equal stripes, the uppermost of which shall be black, the centre, white and the lowest, green. At the end of the flag-staff, the flag shall have a red chevron, the base of which shall be equal to the flag’s width and the altitude of which shall be half of the flag’s length. In the chevron, there shall be a white seven-pointed star of such a size that it may be one-fourteenth of the flag’s length. The star shall be so placed that its centre shall be at the intersection of the lines bisecting the angles of the chevron; and the axis running through one of its points shall be parallel to the base of the chevron.”

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