The modern national flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan officially adopted June 4, 1992. The current flag has replaced the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic flag.
The national flag of Kazakhstan - a rectangularflag, made in blue, which shows the sun with 32 rays in the center of the flag, and the sun hovering eagle. Near the shaft is a vertical strip with a national ornament. All images on the flag - the sun with rays, eagle, vertical stripe and a national ornament, executed in gold color. The ratio of the flag sides is 1 to 2.
For a complete description of the Kazakhstanflag can be in the "National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan. General specifications ". This document was prepared by the State Standard of Kazakhstan in two languages - Kazakh and Russian.
Blue flag background with golden nationalornament to the left, and the golden sun with a soaring eagle, located in the center, represent the symbols of freedom, sovereignty and independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. At the same time monochrome background is a symbol of unity of Kazakhstan.
Note that the blue color is consideredtraditional for Turkic peoples. Therefore, the flag blue color characterizes the infinite sky above the earth and people. Moreover, the blue represents the general well-being, tranquility, peace and unity.
At the same time, the golden sun is a source oflife and energy. That is why the sun silhouette is used as a symbol of life. It's time for the nomads is determined by the movement of the sun. According to the laws of heraldry, sun silhouette - a symbol of wealth and abundance. Therefore, it does not casually on the Kazakh flag placed 32 sun ray. And they have the form of grains, as the basis of abundance and prosperity.
Eagle or golden eagle in the understanding of the nomadic world hasspecial place. His image in the symbolism of the (arms and flags) peoples and ethnic groups who inhabited the territory of Kazakhstan - is a long tradition. The treatment of the silhouette of an eagle means the breadth and vision of the government. For the steppe peoples - a symbol of freedom and independence, commitment to goals and heights, as well as the flight into the future. A powerful force eagle can give a fitting rebuff to all those who hinder the achievement of the future. Eagle has also become a symbol of the aspirations of the young sovereign Republic of Kazakhstan to the heights of world civilization.
Classic national ornament on the left along the shaft, epitomizes the culture and traditions of the country.