Flag of Oman

Flag of Oman
Country Oman
Population 4,644,384 (2023)
Area (Km²) 309,500
Сontinent Asia
Emoji 🇴🇲
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#FFFFFF 255, 255, 255
#C8102E 200, 16, 46
#009A44 0, 154, 68

The flag of the Sultanate of Oman consists of three colors: white, red and green, so that the red color is located on the left side of the flag between the white and green colors and resembles the letter "T" turned 90 degrees. In the upper left corner is the national symbol of the Sultanate of Oman, which is a dagger and two crossed swords.

What is the meaning of the colors and symbolism of the Oman flag?

  • white color symbolizes prosperity and peace;
  • red symbolizes numerous battles and the expulsion of invaders from Omani lands;
  • green color symbolizes agriculture and fertile lands;
  • two swords and a dagger symbolize traditional Omani weapons.

Coat of arms of Oman

The national emblem consists of a khanjar (a traditional curved dagger) and two crossed swords.

It dates back to the mid-eighteenth century, when it was adopted as the royal coat of arms of the Al-Bu Said dynasty and later became the national coat of arms.

The swords and dagger represent the traditional weapons of the Omani people and are still worn by Omani men as part of their ceremonial attire.

History of the Omani flag

Between 751 and 1970, the flag looked like a plain white cloth with a red emblem depicting crossed swords, a khanjar and a belt. 

In 1820, the Imamate of Oman united with Muscat to create the Sultanate of Muscat and Oman. The adopted flag was entirely red, similar to those flown on the Persian Gulf coast at the time.

History of the Omani flag

The modern national flag of Oman was adopted in 1970. It is a white-red-green horizontal tricolor with a vertical red stripe and a white national emblem.

On April 25, 1995, the current flag was adopted with some changes: the proportions instead of 2:3 became 1:2, and the central red stripe became the same width as the white and green ones.