Flag of Armenia (GIF)


The national flag of Armenia consists of three horizontal bands of equal width, red (top), blue, and orange. The red color represents Christianity, independence, and freedom; the blue color symbolizes peace; and the orange color symbolizes creativity and hard work. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on August 24, 1990.

Also on its coat of arms are eagle and lion figures, symbolizing the first Armenian kingdoms that existed before Christ. On the shield, there is a lion with a cross, the emblem of the Bagratuni and Rubenid Dynasties, a two-headed eagle, the emblem of the Arsacid Dynasty, and two eagles looking at each other, the symbol of the Artaxiad Dynasty.

The Armenia flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Armenia, officially the Republic of Armenia, is a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia and is located in West Asia. Its capital is Yerevan, and its population is about 2,970,000.

The waving flag of Armenia with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Yerevan (pop. 1,060,000)
Other major cities:Gyumri (122,000)
Vanadzor (86,000)
Official languages:Armenian
Region:Western Asia
Ethnic groups:98.1% Armenians
1.2% Yazidis
0.4% Russians
0.3% other
Religion:Christianity
Demonym:Armenian
Area:29,743 km²
(11,484 sq mi)
Population:2,970,000
Currency:Dram


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստանի դրոշը և զինանշանը; Russian: Флаг и герб Армении), GIF

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