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al-Yaman - Republic of Yemen, al-Jumhuriyat al-Yamaniyah

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[Flag of Yemen] 2:3 | image by Željko Heimer, 3 October 2003 and António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 April 2016

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About the Flag

Flag and coat of arms adopted 22 May 1990. Yemen was formed on 22 May 1990 by the union of North Yemen and South Yemen.

Proportion: 2:3
Description: Horizontally divided red-white-black
Use: on land, civil, state and war flag; at sea, civil, state, and naval ensign (as well as naval jack).
Colour approximate specifications (as given in Album des Pavillons [2000]):

  • Red: Pantone 032 c / CMYK (%) C 0 - M9 0 - Y 85 - K 0
Željko Heimer, 3 October 2003

National Flag at the London 2012 Olympics

The protocol manual for the London 2012 Olympics (Flags and Anthems Manual London 2012 [loc12]) provides recommendations for national flag designs. Each NOC was sent an image of the flag, including the PMS shades, for their approval by LOCOG. Once this was obtained, LOCOG produced a 60 x 90 cm version of the flag for further approval. So, while these specs may not be the official, government, version of each flag, they are certainly what the NOC believed the flag to be.
For Yemen: PMS 032 red and black. The vertical flag is simply the horizontal version turned 90 degrees clockwise.
Ian Sumner, 10 October 2012

Coat of arms

[Coat of arms]  image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 March 2006

[Coat of arms]  image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 March 2006

A golden eagle with a scroll in his claws inscribed in Arabic Al-Jumhuryijat al-Yamaniyah (the name of the country).
On the chest a shield: a golden dam with a coffee plant, beneath 4 blue and 3 white wavy stripes. On the right and left golden flag staffs with the national flag.
Mark Sensen, 19 April 1998