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Kingdom of Bahrain, Mamlakat al-Bakharin

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[Bahrain national flag]by Pascal Gross


Flag adopted 14 Feburary 2002
Proportion: 3:5
Description: Red flag with a white stripe at host limited by a serration (i.e. a zigzag) made of five white triangles.
Use: on land, national, civil and war flag, at sea, national, civil and war ensign.

Colour approximate specifications (as given in Album des Pavillons [pay00]):

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Political change in Bahrain (February 2002)

On14 February 2002, the Emir of Bahrain declared his country a Kingdom and himself a King. According to the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bahrain, state symbols will be defined by the special laws.

Jan Zrzavy, 15 February 2002

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph the ruler of Bahrain declared himself a constitutional monarch because, "We are keen to resume democratic life as soon as possible ..." In October it is planned to hold a general election for the first time since 1975.

David Prothero, 16 February 2002

Royal Decree on the flag

Manama, 2002 February 16 (BNA)

HM the King, Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, issued Decree by law No. (4) for 2002, which included the following articles:

Source: Bahraini Ministry of Information website

Christian Berghänel, 18 February 2002

According to the Bahrain Tribune, the national flag was slightly changed, so that there are now "five triangles representing the five pillars of Islam." Previously, there were more "triangles" in the serration.

Jan Oskar Engene, 18 February 2002

The ratio of the national flag was changed from de facto 2:3 to prescribed 3:5.
The unserrated flag was abandoned alltogether. Until now it was legal and theoretically a valid national flag.

Zeljko Heimer, 18 February 2002

Construction sheet of the national flag

[Construction sheet]by Zeljko Heimer

Source: Bahraini Ministry of Information website.

Royal standard

[Bahrain Royal standard]by Pascal Gross

Construction sheet of the Royal standard

[Construction sheet]by Zeljko Heimer

Source: Bahraini Ministry of Information website.

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