A national flag of Oman consists of red green and red. On the left there is a red band with a national emblem of Oman.
Till 1975 a plain red banner was used. In 1970 an absolutely new set of banners was introduced. This time a national emblem was added to the flag with two crossed swords. Green is traditionally associated with green mountains. Red is a usual color of the Persian gulf colors. A national emblem dates back to the 18 the century. This flag is not the only symbol, there is also a naval ensign . It is a blue field with an Oman flag at the left hoist.
The national flag of the country is a traditional national symbol for Islamic country. But local people believe that the flag is unique and reflects fully national spirit and core value of Islamic people.
Total area:309,500 km2
Formation:1. 1. 1650
Currency:omani rial (OMR)