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4:7 image by Željko Heimer, 18 August 2004
According to Album des Pavillons 2000 [pay00] the new national flag was adopted in 1995, redefining the relative sizes of the coloured flag fields. [pay00] gives the relative width of the hoist red field towards the fly tricolour field as 18:42 (...) as compared with the pre-1995 1:2. The current fly stripes are all of equal width, while the old version had the stripes as 2:1:2.
Željko Heimer, 21 August 2002
Armand du Payrat [pay] sent me copies of a few pages from a document in Arabic. Two pages include images and detailed construction sheets for the two non-1:2 versions. (...) Notably, the size of the emblem is not prescribed there. From the images in the document it is hard to judge the size, since the images there are schematic [i.e. not proportional].
Željko Heimer, 15 September 2002
According to the "Times
of Oman" (22 May 2004), Sultan Qaboos ibn Said issued on 21 May 2004 Royal
Decree # 53/2004 promulgating the law on the state flag, its emblem and national
"Article one of the decree states that the provisions of the attached law shall be effective on the state flag, emblem and national anthem.
Article two says all that concerns the state flag, its emblem and national anthem shall be correct and effective until the date on which this law comes into force.
Article three empowers the minister of the "diwan" of royal court to issue required regulations and decisions to implement provisions of this law.
The decree comes into force from its date of issue."
Ivan Sache, 26 May 2004
I have recently received a copy of the Flag Law of Oman. The red vertical
panel is one-third the length, the horizontal stripes are equal in width and the
proportions vary according to the size of the flag being used. Anyway I
reproduce the relevant parts below:
Law on the State Flag, Emblem and National Anthem dated 1 June 2004 (to be read with Royal Decree No. (53/2004) issued on May 22, 2004)
CHAPTER TWO: THE FLAG
The flag is the state's symbol of sovereignty and the evidence of its presence, independence and official participation.
The flag consists of three colours - white, red and green - and it bears the emblem as per specifications and measurements in Supplement number 1.
The flag is raised on buildings of ministries and other government authorities; military and security institutions; establishments where the state contributes to; buildings of Omani embassies; consulates and trade representation offices; airports, castles and fortresses; seaports and foreign ships and vessels as they enter Omani ports and Omani naval vessels.
CHAPTER THREE: THE EMBLEM
The emblem consists of two Omani traditional intersecting swords and the Omani Khanjar is in the middle as per the figure in Supplement 2.
The emblem is placed in front of government buildings and on the state's official documents, papers and seals.
SUPPLEMENT 1: FLAG SPECIFICATIONS AND MEASUREMENT
[There is here a line drawing and coloured flag illustration but my copy is of poor quality and is in black/white]
One. The flag's official specifications
The flag is rectangular in shape and consists of a vertical unit by the mast and three horizontal units
Zachary Harden, 16 March 2023
both images by Željko Heimer, 15 September 2002
In the official document provided by Armand du Payrat [pay], the dimensions of the flag are given in centimeters: