The flag of Azerbaijan is the official state symbol of the Republic of Azerbaijan, like the coat of arms and anthem. The approval of this flag took place in the autumn of the eighteenth year in the twentieth century, and at first it was considered the flag of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan, which lasted until the twentieth year. In the winter of the ninety-first, this flag was approved as the state flag of Azrebayjan - and the independence of this state was declared in the same year..
According to the decree of Aliyev, the then Azerbaijani president, from 2009, it is planned to celebrate the ninth of November as the day of the state flag..
As for the ratio of the various sides of this flag, it is one to two. The banner is a three-color panel, that is, a tricolor. There are also three stripes in blue, green and red, and they are arranged horizontally. In the middle of the flag on the surface of the red stripe is a star with eight ends and a crescent. These drawings were white. The blue color is associated with the Turks (that is, with the main population of this country, since Azerbaijanis are a Turkic-speaking people). The red color is associated with the modernization of society and the development of democracy. Green color refers to the Islamic religion.
As Mammad Rasulzade, head of the Azerbaijani National Council, noted in his own speech, the banner with three flowers means freedom for the Turks, the culture of Islam and modernity. According to Uzeyir Hajibeyov, the creator of the Azerbaijani anthem, the blue color is associated with Turkism, the green color is associated with Islamism, and the red color denotes progress and culture..
The crescent moon depicted on the flag signified Islam, and the presence of an eight-pointed star indicated eight letters in the word «Azerbaijan» (the Arabic alphabet is used). Sometimes the eight endings of the star are associated with the branches of the Turkic-speaking peoples..
The twenty-third constitutional article provides a detailed description of this flag. In particular, the exact official colors are indicated, the presence of stripes and their number, the ratio of the sides available (the width indicators turn out to be twice the length indicators of the flag).