Flag of Afghanistan
The current flag of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan wasIt was approved as a national symbol in January 2004. The country is a kind of world record over the past 130 years, it is 23 times changed the look of their flag.
Description and proportions of the flag of Afghanistan
Rectangular flag Afghanistan flag hasseveral other atypical proportions States. The width of the flag is related to its length 7:10. The flag is divided into three vertical stripes of equal width. Near to the shaft is black, followed by dark red, and extreme - dark green. In the center of the red band at an equal distance from the edges of the cloth is applied to the coat of arms of Afghanistan. Emblem Color - Black Flag used by the public authorities. In other cases, the emblem may be white or yellow.
The history of the flag of Afghanistan
Afghanistan flag colors in many ways typical of theMuslim states. The black bar represents the colors of religious banners from a distant history of the country. Red means the supreme authority of the king, and green - hope for success in business.
In the middle of the XVIII century the Durrani Empirelocated on the territory of present-day Afghanistan, as a banner used the green flag with a white horizontal stripe in the middle. Then in 1880 he came to power emir Abdur-Rahman entered the black cloth on which the son of the Emir Habibullah added later white logo. She served as a coat of arms rodonochalnitsey modern Afghanistan. It became in 1926 the kingdom of Afghanistan was to complement the existing on the flag logo divergent rays.
In 1928 the kingdom for the first time introduced the tricolor. Ammanula Khan, who visited Europe, came up with a new character, where three bands represent the unity of the glorious past and the struggle for sovereignty and hope for the future and prosperity of the state. The new emblem on its flag included the sun rising over the peaks of the Afghan mountains.
Half a century later the country, changing several timesofficial flag, entered the period of communist rule and was the red flag with a yellow seal in the upper part near the staff. Then the Taliban were holding a white flag and Shahada on it, a horizontal green-white-black tricolor Northern Alliance until finally, in 2004, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to establish itself as one of the state symbols of the current version.