Full Name: Republic of Azerbaijan
Phone code: +994
The flag of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan bayrağı) is a horizontal tricolour featuring three equally sized fesses of blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star in the center. The tricolour replaced an earlier design used by the Azerbaijan SSR. The blue symbolizes Azerbaijan’s Turkic heritage, the red stands for progress, and the green represents Islam. The official colors and size were adopted on February 5, 1991. This flag was used from November 9, 1918 to 1920, when Azerbaijan was independent, and it was revived with slight variations on February 5, 1991. The nickname for the flag is Üçrəngli Bayraq, which means The Tricolour Flag.
The flag is referred to in the Constitution and mentioned two times in the national anthem. On land, the flag is used as the civil, state and war flag; at sea, it is used as the civil, state, and naval ensign, as well as the naval jack. The flag also has official status in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. A presidential decree declared November 9, the date when in 1918 this flag was adopted as the national flag of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, as the national Flag Day
AZERBAIJAN FLAG DESCRIPTION:-
Azerbaijan flag (Azerbaijan: Azərbaycan bayrağı) is a horizontal tricolor with three stripes of equal size of blue, red and green, with a white half-moon and an eight-pointed star in the center.
The nickname for the flag is Üçrəngli Bayraq, which means The Tricolour Flag.
Azerbaijan flag was adopted on November 9, 1918, and was re-adopted on February 5, 1991.
AZERBAIJAN FLAG DESIGN:-
The national flag of Azerbaijan consists of three horizontal bands of equal width, from top to bottom: light blue, red and green. In the center, there is a white half-moon and an eight-pointed star. The basic description of the flag, with the relation, can be found in the Constitution of Azerbaijan, which was adopted on November 12, 1995:
The state flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan consists of three horizontal bands of the same width. The upper bands are blue, the central bands are red, and the lower bands are green. In the center of the red stripe on both sides of the flag, a white crescent with an eight-pointed star is depicted. The width of the flag is half of its length.
The additional specifications of the national flag were detailed in the presidential decree “On the national flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan” published on February 5, 1991. The report was maintained at 1: 2, which was used in Soviet times.
Each band is one-third of the total height of the flag and extends along. The star and half moon have been placed in a box that has a ratio of 3: 4; the half-moon moves one-sixtieth from the center. The outer diameter of the half moon and the inner red circle intersect the diameter of the star. The diameter of the star is one-sixth of the height of the flag; the circle inscribed on this star is one-twelfth of the height of the flag. The flag is also defined in the technical specification “AZS 001-2006, Azərbaycan Respublikasının Dövlət Bayrağı, Texniki şərtlər.” published by the State Committee for Standardization, Metrology, and Patents of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2006.
AZERBAIJAN FLAG MEANING:-
The blue color on flag of Azerbaijan symbolizes Azerbaijan’s Turkish heritage,the red color on the flag of Azerbaijan represents progress, development, and prosperity of the nation,and the green color shows Azerbaijan as an Islamic nation.there are different theories about the symbolism of the half-moon and the star, there has never been an official explanation of its meaning.
While the crescent moon and star are considered markers of Islam, some historians and researchers disagree on why an eight-pointed star is used on the Azerbaijani flag. Fatali Khan Khoyski points out the eight letters of the word “Azerbaijan” as they are written in Arabic. It is also believed that the eight points of the star represent the eight Turkish cities of Azerbaijan. The problem is that there are only seven Turkish cities: Azeris, Ottomans, Jagatais, Tatars, Kipchaks, Selijuk and Turkmen. It is possible that the Kipchaks actually reflect two peoples, the Kazakhs and Kyrgyz, who would be eight. The classification of Turkish peoples before the Soviet era was different from what it is today.