Flag of Azerbaijan

The flag of Azerbaijan is a tricolour consisting of three horizontal stripes of equal width. The top stripe is blue, the middle stripe is red, and the bottom stripe is green. In the center of the red stripe, there is a white crescent and an eight-pointed star.

The blue stripe represents the Turkic heritage of Azerbaijan, the red stripe represents progress and modernity, and the green stripe represents the Islamic faith. The crescent and star are traditional symbols of Islam and represent the country’s majority Muslim population.

The flag was first adopted in 1918 when Azerbaijan declared independence from the Russian Empire. It was later replaced by the Soviet flag when Azerbaijan became part of the Soviet Union in 1920. The current flag was re-adopted in 1991 after Azerbaijan gained independence from the Soviet Union.

The flag has undergone some changes over the years. The original design had a hammer and sickle in the center of the red stripe, which was removed after Azerbaijan gained independence. The current design was officially adopted in 1992.

The flag of Azerbaijan is a symbol of the country’s rich history and culture. It is also a symbol of the country’s independence and sovereignty. The flag is flown on many public buildings and is often seen at national events and celebrations. It is a source of pride for the people of Azerbaijan and a reminder of their country’s past and present.

Image Source: Country Flags, Public domain, Wikimedia Commons

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