Algeria’s flag was officially adopted on July 3, 1962. The flag features two equal vertical bands of green and white with a red, five-pointed star within a red crescent centered over the two-color boundary. The crescent, star, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam (the state religion).
The flag of Algeria shows two vertical stripes in green and white, above that, “above all”, a red half-moon with a red five-jagged star. The color green, the half-moon and the star are symbols of Islam, while red is the color of socialism.