Flag of Abkhazia (GIF)



The flag of Abkhazia consists of seven horizontal lines of green and white. In the center of the red canton, there is an open white hand and seven white five-pointed stars in a semi-circular pattern on the hand. The design of the red canton is based on the banner of the medieval Kingdom of Abkhazia. The open right hand means "Hello to friends!" "Stop the enemies!" The seven white stars in the canton represent the seven historical regions of the country. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on July 23, 1992.

The shield on its coat of arms features a heroic epic scene from Narts: a horseman appears flying on a magnificent horse named Arash and shooting arrows at the stars. Also, green symbolizes life, white represents spirituality, and the stars represent the sun and the union of East and West.

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 coat of arms of Abkhazia on a waving white flag
The waving vertical flag of Abkhazia (Animated GIF)
COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Sukhumi
Other major cities:Tkvarcheli,
Ochamchire
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)
Currency:Abkhazian apsar,
Russian ruble


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

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