The flag of Somalia was adopted on October 12, 1954. It was designed by Mohammed Awale Liban, intended to be used for British Somaliland. Upon reunification of Italian and British Somaliland, the flag was used for the Somali Democratic Republic. According to Mr. Liban, the flag is intended to look like the flag of the United Nations. The United Nations helped Somalia gain independence from Italy, and the flag design was adopted in its honor.
3′ x 5′ nylon flag with white canvas heading and brass grommets for outdoor use.