Flag of Kazakhstan

The current flag of Kazakhstan or Kazakh (Qazaq) flag (Kazakh: Қазақстан туы, Qazaqstan tuy) was adopted on 4 June 1992, replacing the flag of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. The flag was designed by Shaken Niyazbekov.

Kazakhstan
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg
NameҚазақстан Республикасының мемлекеттік туы
Qazaqstan Respublikasynyñ memlekettık tuy
UseNational flag and civil ensign
Proportion1:2
Adopted4 June 1992; 29 years ago (1992-06-04)
DesignA gold sun with 32 rays above a soaring golden steppe eagle, both centered on a sky blue field. The hoist side displays a national ornamental pattern "koshkar-muiz" (the horns of the ram) in gold
Designed byShaken Niyazbekov
Naval Ensign of Kazakhstan.svg
Variant flag of Kazakhstan
UseNaval ensign
Proportion1:2
DesignThe eagle and sun from the national flag, both centered on a bi-color of white and sky blue. In the canton is a blue anchor with a red star over it.

DescriptionEdit

The national flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan has a gold sun with 32 rays above a soaring golden steppe eagle, both centered on a sky blue background; the hoist side displays a national ornamental pattern called "koshkar-muiz" (the horns of the ram) in gold; the blue color is of religious significance to the Turkic peoples of the country, and so symbolizes cultural and ethnic unity; it also represents the endless sky as well as water; the sun, a source of life and energy, exemplifies wealth and plenitude; the sun's rays are shaped like grain, which is the basis of abundance and prosperity; the eagle has appeared on the flags of Kazakh tribes for centuries and represents freedom, power, and the flight to the future. The width of the flag to its length is 1:2.[1]

 
Colors scheme
Teal Golden
Pantone 3125 U 102 U
CMYK 100-13-0-20 0-22-94-0
HEX #00AFCA #FEC604
RGB 0-175-202 254-197-12

SymbolismEdit

 
President Nursultan Nazarbayev presenting the prototype flag to the Supreme Council, 1992.

The gold and blue colors were inherited from the former Soviet flag which were the gold from the hammer and sickle and the cyan bar from the bottom of the flag. The pattern represents the art and cultural traditions of the old Khanate and the Kazakh people. The sky blue background symbolizes the peace, freedom, cultural, and ethnic unity of Kazakh people including the various Turkic people that make up the present-day population such as the Kazakhs, Tatars, Uyghurs, Uzbeks, as well as the significant Mongol and Russian peoples. The sun represents a source of life and energy. It is also a symbol of wealth and abundance; the sun's rays are a symbol of the steppe's grain which is the basis of abundance and prosperity.

People of different Kazakh tribes had the golden eagle on their flags for centuries. The eagle symbolizes the power of the state. For the modern nation of Kazakhstan the eagle is a symbol of independence, freedom and flight to the future.[2]

Historical flagsEdit

VariantsEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CIA – The World Fact Book Archived 9 August 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Kazakhstan national flag
  3. ^ Kazakhstan in the Soviet Union (early flags)
  4. ^ Флаги Советского Казахстана
  5. ^ "государственный флаг Казахстана". www.vexillographia.ru. Retrieved 9 October 2018.

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