Flag of Tunisia
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The flag of Tunisia was first introduced by the Tunisian Bey Hassan I around 1835. It was also the flag of the Ottoman province of Tunus in a similar form. Since then, the flag has been subject to only slight modifications.
Meaning of the flag of Tunisia
The crescent and the star are symbols of Islam and are also considered auspicious signs. Both symbols are a reference to Tunisia's past as part of the Ottoman Empire.
The color red was a dynastic symbol of legitimacy in the Ottoman Empire. After the country's independence from France, the flag was adopted as the national flag.
Red with a white disk in the center showing a red crescent almost enclosing a red five-pointed star; the crescent and star are traditional symbols of Islam.
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