Flag of Azerbaijan (GIF)


The flag of Azerbaijan consists of three equal horizontal stripes of blue, red, and green, with a centered white crescent and an eight-pointed star in the red stripe. The blue color symbolizes Azerbaijan's Turkic heritage, and the red color stands for progress. The green color and the white crescent represent Islam. Also, the eight points of the star also represent the eight Turkic peoples of Azerbaijan. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on February 5, 1991.

In addition, the national emblem has the inscription "Allah" in the form of a flame, symbolizing Islam (also oil and gas resources), a wheat ear, symbolizing abundance, and an oak branch, symbolizing strength.

The Azerbaijan flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and West Asia in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Its capital is Baku, and its population is about 9,981,000.

The waving flag of Azerbaijan with its emblem (unofficial)

The national emblem of Azerbaijan on a waving white flag

COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Baku (pop. 2,151,000)
Other major cities:Sumqayit (325,000)
Ganja (323,000)
Official languages:Azerbaijani
Region:Western Asia
Ethnic groups:91.60% Azerbaijani
2.02% Lezgian
1.35% Armenian
1.34% Russian
1.26% Talysh
2.43% others
Religion:97.4% Islam
1.1% Christianity
1.0% None
0.5% Others
Demonym:Azerbaijani
Area:86,600 km²
(33,400 sq mi)
Population:9,981,000
Currency:Manat


Keywords: Flag and emblem of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan bayrağı və gerbi; Turkish: Azerbaycan bayrağı ve amblemi), GIF

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