There are currently 3 countries with green and white national flags: Nigeria, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
Each of these countries has a unique story and history behind their green and white flag.
Nigeria - Green/White/Green flag
The flag of Nigeria is green and white, with two green vertical stripes and one white stripe in the middle. The green represents the country’s forests and agricultural wealth, while the white represents peace. The flag was designed by Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi in 1959, when Nigeria became an independent country. Akinkunmi chose the colors based on their traditional meaning, and he said that he wanted the flag to be a symbol of hope for the people of Nigeria. The flag has been used since Nigeria’s independence, and it remains an important symbol of the country today.
Pakistan - White/Green flag with a white crescent moon and a star
The National Flag of Pakistan is dark green in color with a white bar, a white crescent in the center and a five-pointed star. According to the Embassy of Pakistan in USA, The significance of the color and symbols used in the Pakistani Flag is as follows:
- The white and dark green field represents Minorities & Muslim majority, respectively.
- The crescent on the Flag represents progress.
- The five-rayed star represents light and knowledge.
Saudi Arabia - Green Flag with a white sword
The sword and inscription on the Saudi Arabian flag represent the country’s commitment to justice and equality. The sword pointing to the left symbolizes the willingness of the people to defend their land and their honor, while the inscription in arabic (shahada: “There is no deity but God; Muhammad is the Messenger of God”) is a reminder that all citizens are equal before the law. The green color of the flag represents Islam, while the white band represents the purity of the Arab people. The flag is a powerful symbol of national pride, and it is flown with great care and respect.