Flag – Jordan

As a part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire at the beginning of the 20th century, Jordan was one of the several aspirant nations which adopted the Pan-Arab colours of black, red, white and green, all expressive of Arab nationalism; the green colour has additional symbolism, in that it is traditionally associated with Islam and its followers. In 1921 the green and white bands were transposed from their positions on the flag which had been used by the independence movement in the 1918 revolt against the Turks. In 1928 the official version of the flag saw the addition of a seven pointed white star to the red triangle in the hoist, which distinguishes the Jordanian flag from that used by Palestinian Arabs.