Flag of Uzbekistan
The Republic of Uzbekistan has its own state symbols. Its flag consists of three equal stripes. It is a green stripe, white and blue. The edges of the white stripe are highlighted with a red border, the width of such a red border is 1/50 of the total width of the flag and 1/100 of the length. On the blue stripe, a white crescent and five-pointed white stars in the amount of 12 pieces look great.
Like the rest of the symbols of Uzbekistan, the flag colorfully reflects the national and cultural differences of this people, embodies the natural characteristics of the country. The sky blue top stripe is the epitome of the peaceful blue sky and water. It is the sky and water, according to the people, are the sources of any life on Earth..
The middle white stripe symbolizes peace and purity, transparency of thoughts and correct thoughts. In connection with the difficulties that the state had to overcome on its way to independence, white also means a sincere wish for a clean and bright path..
The lower green stripe is the personification of fertile nature, a symbol of fertility and new life. Green is the symbol of Islam. Its presence on the flag is especially relevant in the modern world in the context of the popular environmental movement..
The red stripes, which serve as a frame for the white stripe, are a symbol of the vitality that is inherent in any living organism. This is a symbol of life, this is a connecting thread between high pure thoughts, real earthly affairs and the eternal heaven. The people of Uzbekistan sometimes turn these two stripes as «blood vessels», feeding lands of the republic. By such vessels, they mean the rivers Amu Darya and Syr Darya.
According to the established tradition of Uzbekistan, the crescent is the embodiment of a new young independent republic. And of course, it is impossible to imagine this flag without stars. The stars have always and everywhere symbolized a clear, peaceful sky. The number of stars 12 is also symbolic. 12 months, 12 constellations of the zodiac, 12 regions of Uzbekistan, at 12 years old a boy becomes a man.
The flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan was adopted in 1991 and is considered a national symbol of the past, present and future. It proudly stands alongside other flags of independent states at the headquarters of the United Nations.
The approved size of the flag is 250x125 cm. It must be present on the postage stamps of the Republic..