The Flag of Azerbaijan

The flag of Azerbaijan consists of three equal horizontal bands of blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star in the center of the red band. The blue band represents the country's Turkic heritage, the red stands for progress and democracy, and the green signifies Islam. The crescent and star are traditional symbols of Islam, which is the majority religion in Azerbaijan.

The Flag of Azerbaijan

History

The flag of Azerbaijan was first adopted on November 9, 1918, by the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, which was the first successful attempt to establish a democratic and secular republic in the Muslim world. However, this flag was only used until April 1920, when the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was incorporated into the Soviet Union and the flag was replaced by Soviet-inspired designs. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan regained its independence, and the original tricolor flag was reinstated as the national flag on February 5, 1991. The design has remained unchanged since then, symbolizing the nation's history, cultural heritage, and values.