Colors and the Meaning of the Saudi Arabia Flag
Flag of Saudi Arabia written in Arabic on green background “There is no god but Allah: Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah” inscription. Under this inscription, there is a sword symbol.
The green color represents Islam. The sword is a symbol of justice and represents the first Saudi King Abdulaziz ibn Saud. The Arabic word on the flag is the basic word of Islam. The national flag is only used for official purposes. The citizens of the country should use the flag with a golden palm tree on the two crossed swords in the upper right corner of the flag on the plain green background.
History of the Saudi Arabia Flag
Al Saud, the sovereign family of Saudi Arabia, has long been associated with Muhammad ibn Abd al-Vahab (his grandfather, the father of the present-day royal family of the Saudi family).
Abdulaziz Abdulrahman Al-Saud, the leader of al-Saud and the founder of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1902, added a sword to this flag. The design of the flag was not standardized before March 15, 1973, and two sword or white vertical stripe variations were frequently used. By 1938, the flag had a fundamentally different design and took its present form with the shahada on the sword.
Neighboring Countries of Saudi Arabia
The largest country in the Arabian Peninsula is Saudi Arabia. It is neighboring with Jordan in the northwest, Iraq in the north and northeast, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in the east, Oman in the southeast and Yemen in the south. It is surrounded by the Arabian Gulf in the northeast and the Red Sea in the west.
Main Characteristics of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s economy is based on oil. The majority of the population consists of Arabs. According to Islamic belief, the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina are located in Saudi Arabia. The Kaaba, where Muslims perform Hajj worship, is in Mecca. Riyadh is the country’s largest city and capital. The official language is Arabic. The dialects of Arabic are also spoken throughout the country. The Saudi rial is used as the currency.
While the country is warm in general, the higher regions are cool. The regions where the climate is most favorable are the regions close to Yemen and the Najd Desert. There are severe temperatures and drought in the Dehna Desert and Tehame regions. Hejaz and the south have a temperate air.
|Currency||saudi riyal (SAR)|
|Highest Point||unclear (3,000 m)|
|Total Area||2,149,690 km2|