The oficial flag of the country was adopted on december 5 1995. It looks similar to the official flag of the national Eriteria liberation front. This is a sign of respect to the patriots who shed their blood for the country`s independence from italian colonial protectorate. The gree color on this tricolor is a symbol of agreeculture playing an important role in the livestock of the country. Blue is a traditional symbol of the sea surroundin the country. And a red band like in all other ex- colonies signifies the blood local citizens gave for their independence.
Eritea and Ethiopia were both nder colonial development of Italia from 1935 till 1941 before the second world war. This time Eritea was more devoloped then it neigbour. After Italian defeat in the Second World War Ethiopia became a feodal monarchy again and Eritea was given under the rule of British empire.
The flag consists of three triangles. A red one is in the center and it is divided into green and blue smaller ones. On a red triangle there is a gold olive branch surrounded by the olive wreath.
Total area:117,600 km2
Formation:24. 5. 1993
Currency:eritrean nakfa (ERN)