Flag of Abkhazia (GIF)

The flag of Abkhazia (Аҧсны абыраҟ) is characterized by seven horizontal stripes alternating between green and white. The red canton in the upper left corner features an open right hand, along with seven white five-pointed stars arranged in a semi-circular pattern above the hand. The design of the red canton is inspired by the historic banner of the medieval Kingdom of Abkhazia. The open hand symbolizes a welcoming gesture to friends and a deterrent to enemies ("Hello to friends! Stop to Enemies!"), while the seven stars are interpreted as representing the seven historical regions of the country (Sadzen, Bzyp, Gumaa, Abzhywa, Samurzaqan, Dal-Tsabal, and Pskhuy-Aibga). Also, the number 7 holds particular significance in Abkhazian culture, while the green and white stripes represent the harmonious coexistence of Christianity and Islam within the region, signifying tolerance and unity. This flag serves as a powerful emblem of Abkhazian heritage, resilience, and the enduring spirit of its people.

Adopted:July 23, 1992
Designed by:Valeri Gamgia
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)

The coat of arms of Abkhazia on a waving white flag
The coat of arms of Abkhazia prominently showcases a captivating depiction from the Narts heroic epic, portraying a horseman soaring on the magnificent steed Arash, shooting arrows at the stars. This depiction not only reflects the rich cultural heritage of Abkhazia but also embodies the spirit of valor and resilience intrinsic to its history. The green color in the coat of arms signifies life, growth, and the fertile nature of the land, while the white color represents spirituality and purity. The stars symbolize the sun and serve as a testament to the unity between the East and the West. Together, these elements encapsulate the essence of Abkhazian identity, history, and the enduring spirit of its people.

The Abkhazia flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Abkhazia is a de facto and partially recognized republic on the eastern shore of the Black Sea in northwest Georgia. Its capital is Sukhumi, and its population is about 245,246 (2018).

The waving flag of Abkhazia with its coat of arms (unofficial)
The waving vertical flag of Abkhazia (Animated GIF)
Capital and largest city:Sukhumi
Other major cities:Tkvarcheli,
Official languages:Abkhazian, Russian
Region:Western Asia
Ethnic groups:50.71% Abkhaz,
17.39% Armenian,
17.93% Georgian,
9.17% Russian
Religions:60% Christianity,
16% Islam,
8% Native Religion,
2% Other religions,
8% Irreligious or Atheist,
6% Undetermined
Nationality name:Abkhaz, Abkhazian
Area:8,660 km²
(3,340 sq mi)
Population:245,246 (2018)

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Abkhazia (Abkhazian: Аҧсны абыраҟ - аҳәынҭқарратә герб; Russian: Флаг и герб Абхазии), GIF (Russian: гиф)

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Abkhazia
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emblem_of_Abkhazia

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