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).
Larger Algeria flag
Algeria Coat of Arms:
The national emblem of Algeria was adopted in 1976, and features the Atlas Mountains and cityscape encircled in Arabic text reading: "The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria." The traditional Islamic crescent rests below the mountains.