Flag of Abkhazia (GIF)


The Abkhazian flag 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 spirituality and the stars the sun and the union of East and West.

The Abkhazia flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world 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 245,000.

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 (pop. 39,000)
Other major cities:Tkvarcheli (17,000)
Ochamchire (14,000)
Official languages:Abkhaz, Russian
Region:Western Asia
Ethnic groups:50.71% Abkhaz
17.39% Armenian
17.93% Georgian
9.17% Russian
Religion:60% Christianity
16% Islam
8% Native Religion
2% Other religions
8% Irreligious or atheist
6% Undetermined
Demonym:Abkhaz, Abkhazian
Area:8,660 km²
(3,340 sq mi)
Population:245,000
Currency:Abkhazian apsar
Russian ruble


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

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