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Tajikistan Flag

Flag of Tajikistan
Flag Name(s)Парчами Тоҷикистон, Parçami Tojikiston (پَرچَمِ تاجِیکِستَان) [Flag Of Tajikistan]
Aspect Ratio(1:2)
Color Scheme red,white,green yellow
Color and Design

A horizontal tricolor of red, white and green; charged with a crown surmounted by an arc of seven stars at the center.

Meaning & SymbolismThe red stripe represents the unity of the nation as well as victory and sunrise. The red also serves as symbolism of the former Russian and Soviet eras, the workers, and the warriors who sacrificed their lives to protect the land. The white represents purity, morality, the snow and ice of the mountains, and cotton. The green represents the bountiful generosity of nature, fertile valleys, the religion of Islam, and the celebration of Novruz. The crown represents the Samanid dynasty and Tajik people, as the name Tajik is connected with Persian tâj "crown" in popular etymology. The flag of Tajikistan features seven stars due to the significance of the number seven in Tajik traditional legends, representing perfection and happiness. According to traditional belief, the heavens feature seven mountains and seven orchard gardens with a star shining above each mountain. Other interpretations of the colours state that the flag symbolically unifies the people of Tajik society, with the red stripe representing the manual labour class, the white stripe representing the intellectual worker class, and the green representing the agricultural class living in Tajikistan's rural or mountainous regions.
Description and Brief History

The national flag of Tajikistan was adopted in November 24, 1992, replacing the flag of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic of 1953. The flag of Tajikistan is a horizontal tricolor of red, white and green with a width ratio of 2:3:2, charged with a crown surmounted by an arc of seven stars at the centre. The tricolor preserves the choice of colors in the former Tajik Soviet flag, as well as the 1:2 proportions. While the red and green stripes on the top and bottom are equal in size, the center stripe is one-and-a-half times that of the others. The flag day is celebrated on November 24, which is the day it was officially adopted.

Tajikistan spent a long time as part of Bukhara and Russia before it gained its own flag. The first Tajikistan flag came into use in 1929, after the nation became a Soviet Socialist Republic. The flag of 1929 and all of the later flags except for the modern design were built upon the same design. All of them have red fields that included an emblem that differentiated them from the other flags of Soviet republics. Most of them displayed an identifying message in either the Latin alphabet or Cyrillic along with a golden star or a hammer and sickle emblem. The last flag two flags of the Soviet era included stripes of white and green near the bottom of the flag, and the very last flag did not include an emblem. The Soviet pattern finally fell out of use when the current flag was adopted in 1992.


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