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Formal Name
Islamic Republic of Iran

Local Name

Local Formal Name
Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Iran



History of Iranian Flag

The flag of Iran consists of three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and red; the national emblem (a stylized representation of the word Allah in the shape of a tulip, a symbol of martyrdom) in red is centred in the white band; ALLAH AKBAR (God is Great) in white Arabic script is repeated 11 times along the bottom edge of the green band and 11 times along the top edge of the red band.
The previous  flag of Iran as it was proudly displayed by our noble forefathers. The Islamic sword that crippled the majestic walk of our lion and impeded his advancement for 1400 years has no place in our flag.  Shirokhorsheed (Lion and Sun) are the symbols of strength, majesty, splendor and glory. Shamshir (sword) is the symbol of war and violence. Our nation does no more subscribe to violence. Our flag should represent who we are. And we are a free people, self assured, glorious and majestic. We walk proudly like a lion and shine like the Sun illuminating the entire world with our rich culture, our humanistic values and our genius. The Lion with the Sun is our national symbol as it has always been, but the sword is the symbol of Islam


Flags Source
Iran Museums

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