The flag of Tunisia: appearance and history
If you want to know the country closer, lookon her symbols. For example, the flag of Tunisia. Photos of this leaf are familiar to everyone who traveled or is only going to go to the Middle East. But what is its significance? When did he appear? We'll figure it out!
The national flag of Tunisia has a traditionalThe shape of a rectangle with a classical aspect ratio with a ratio of three to two. The cloth is made in scarlet color. Precisely in the center of the rectangular flag is a large white circle. It shows a crescent moon that skirts a five-pointed star. This emblem is executed in the same shade saturated with scar, as the main field of the banner.
The diameter of the white circle is one-third the lengthcloth, and its middle is located at the intersection of diagonals. The flag of Tunisia is used in all administrative organizations. The president has his own cloth. Its difference lies in the presence on the top of the flag of the inscription of a golden color - the Arabic text means "for the people." The president's standard is also distinguished by a ribbon attached to the pole-a white disk with a star and a half moon is depicted on the red field, and the gold fringe adorns the edges of the fabric.
History of appearance
The flag of Tunisia appeared in the eighteenth century. Then a red cloth with a picture of a half moon was used on ships. When the territory was captured by the Ottoman Empire, a flag was introduced in the form of a tricolor with a blue, red and green stripes. It symbolized the rule of the Turks.
The modern flag is also similar to the Turkish, thoughthe political situation has changed. The difference is that in Tunisia the emblem with a crescent and a star is located in the center. In Turkey, it is depicted closer to the edge, in addition, the colors are used in reverse order - the background is white, and the design is scarlet. History stores information about another option. At the time of the French protectorate, a special cloth was used here. Then the flag was painted on the flagpole of France. This option was in the course of several years. Interestingly, it was adopted by the inhabitants of Tunisia, the French government did not insist on any changes in the symbolism.
Acceptance of the official flag
For some time, the idea of creatingThe Islamic Republic of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It would unite Tunisia and Libya. For the new state, a flag was developed with horizontal stripes of red, white and black colors and a crescent moon with a star in the center. The project of the association was not supported by citizens, therefore such a cloth was never approved. The modern version of the flag of Tunisia was created in 1999 and has not changed since then.