The Flag of Armenia

The flag of Armenia consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width, from top to bottom: red, blue, and orange. This tricolor design symbolizes the Armenian people's enduring spirit, their peaceful sky, and the fertile land of the country, respectively. The flag's aspect ratio is 1:2.

The Flag of Armenia

History

The current flag of Armenia was adopted on August 24, 1990, just before the country gained independence from the Soviet Union on September 21, 1991. However, this flag design dates back to the First Republic of Armenia, established on May 28, 1918, after the collapse of the Russian Empire. The tricolor was used until 1922 when Armenia became part of the Transcaucasian SFSR and later the Soviet Union, during which the flag underwent several changes, incorporating communist symbols and colors. The original tricolor design was reinstated in 1990, symbolizing the restoration of Armenia's sovereignty and reflecting the nation's centuries-old struggles and aspirations.