The flag of Yemen uses Panarabic colors. It means that the country believes to Arabic race. Red color is a symbol of blood shed by local patriots in their struggle for independence. There is also a white and black stripe. Black is a symbol of the difficult past of the country. White means their hope for the better future. The current flag of Yemen exists from 1990 when a North and the South of the country united.
The first Yemeni flag was adopted in 1927. It was a red banner with applied on it a picture of the scimitar and five stars, done in white. Then the country was called the Yemeni Mutawakkilite Kingdom, which existed until 1962. Then the flag of the state was abolished, and not replaced it came cloth Federation of South Arabia. It was a rectangle with three equal stripes of black, bright green and blue colors, arranged sequentially from top to bottom. Between the main bands ran two yellow narrower field. The center of the flag of Yemen was occupied by a Crescent, facing from the Flagstaff to the free edge, and a five-pointed star, painted white.
Northern Yemen until 1990 was called the Yemen Arab Republic and used as a flag tricolour red-white-black with a five-beam green star in the middle.
The flag of Yemen is used today in the emblem of the state. The coat of arms depicts a Golden eagle with open wings, which holds a ribbon in its paws with the name of the country. On the sides of the bird are the flags of Yemen, and on her chest – a shield with a stylized image of the fruit of the coffee tree. Yemen is considered to be the birthplace of this fragrant and loved by millions of drinks. The Golden line on the border of the coffee tree and the sea waves on the coat of arms symbolizes the Marib dam in the ancient state of Saba on the territory of modern Yemen.
Total area:527,968 km2
Formation:22. 5. 1990
Currency:yemeni rial (YER)