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Bahrain Flag

Bahrain Flag

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Our Bahrain flags are produced in the traditional 2:1 ratio used for National flags in the UK so this flag will match others of the same size if you are flying several flags together. We use a MOD grade Knitted Polyester which has been tested for its durability and suitability for production of flags.

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History of the Bahrain Flag

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The five white triangles on the flag represent the five pillars of Islam.
Technical Specifications
Adopted2002
Proportion3:5
DesignA red field with a white vertical stripe with five white triangles.
ColoursPMS – Red: 186 C
CMYK – Red: 90% Magenta, 80% Yellow, 5% Black
Brief History

The earliest known flag used in Bahrain was a simple plain red field; this was changed when Bahrain and Britain signed the General Maritime Treaty in 1820. A vertical white stripe was added to the left hand side of the flag to symbolise peace.

Because the flag was similar to the ancient Abu Dhabi flag and the current Ajam and Dubai flags, the white stripe was given a zigzag border of 28 triangles in 1933.

In 1972 the triangles were reduced to just eight and then to five in 2002. This was to make the five triangles represent the five pillars of Islam. It is used on the land and at sea as the national, civil and war ensign.

The Royal Standard of Bahrain

The current Royal Standard of Bahrain was adopted in 2002 and is similar to the national flag but with a white stripe at the top and the bottom with a gold outline of a crown in the top left hand corner.

Prior to this the historical flags of the Emir were similar to the national flags but without the golden crown.

The Coat of Arms of Bahrain

The current Coat of Arms of Bahrain was adopted in 2002 and featured a shield with the design of the national featuring the five white triangles depicting the five-pillars of Islam. Surrounding the shield is red mantling with white lining that was added after the United Kingdom withdrew from Bahrain in 1971.

Prior to this version the shield of the coat of arms has reflected changes to the amount of triangles on the flag. Charles Belgrave designed the first coat of arms in 1932.

The Military Flags of Bahrain

Here are some examples of the military flags used in Bahrain.

The Flag of the Royal Bahrain army features a green field with the national flag in the top left hand corner and in the centre is a crowned coat of arms of Bahrain with four horizontal white lines and two crossed golden scimitars.

The Flag of the Bahrain Defence Force is similar to this but features a blue anchor.

The Flag of the Royal Bahrain Navy is a blue field with a red crowned anchor and white ship’s wheel surrounded by a golden laurel.

The Flag of the Royal Bahraini Air Force is a light green flag with a crowned blue and gold bird protected by the Coat of Arms of Bahrain. Behind is a black red and white roundel.

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