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Cairo (Governorate, Egypt)


Last modified: 2011-06-07 by ian macdonald
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[cairo governorate, variant] image by Jaume Ollé, 23 February 2007

[cairo governorate, variant] image by Jaume Ollé, 23 February 2007

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Description of the flag

I took photos of the current flag, that is well know by the guides and drivers, many of whom remember the white-blue flag (remember that was published in Vexilologie-Czech and others vex bulletins). I attach the flag of Cairo in two version attested by photos.
Jaume Ollé, 23 February 2007

Report of another flag

[Cairo governorate] image by Jaume Ollé

Source: Official website of the Egyptian government and personal archive.

[cairo governorate, variant] image by Jaume Ollé

Source: Vexilologie [vex] #35 & 38

White over light blue bicolor, with a central white disk, bordered dark blue, bearing a red silhouette of minarets and text below. A variant shows a castle gate instead of minarets.

This flag was first published by Vexilologie (Czech) from a calendar but as I think the central emblem was reconstructed too simply. I modified it according the logo of the city. I'm not sure of the existence of this flag: when I was in Egypt in 2003 I asked several officials and people of Cairo about this flag and was completely unknown. The flag hoisted in official dependencies and in the streets was white with a stylized logo as shown at the top of this page (I have several photos of it in my files). I assume that the white-blue flag was an old and now forgotten flag.
Jaume Ollé
, 11 January 2009

The flag of the Cairo Governorate and the Municipality of Cairo, Egypt as shown on Wikipedia is similar to the image here, except the shade of red used on Wikipedia is much darker - it
is if not a blood red than certainly a brick red.
Ron Lahav, 11 January 2009