Like neighboring Tunisia, Algeria had many flags in the days of the Barbary corsairs, in stripes and various colors. Green and white were associated with Abd-Al-Kadr, the national hero who resisted the French in the 1840s. His flags also used the "Hand of Fatima," which now appears on the national emblem.
The present flag is said to have been designed back in 1928 by Massali Haj, the leader of the campaign against the French. It was later taken up by the "Front de Liberation Nationale," which eventually secured the independence of Algeria in the early sixties, and became the national flag.
The original national emblem was based on the crescent and star together with the "Hand of Fatima," but was substituted in '76 by one bearing more industrial and agricultural elements.
The Algerian flag is available in different materials and sizes. Our international flags are made from quality materials and display beautifully from all types of flag poles.