Flag of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesAZ, AZE, 031
Official NameRepublic of Azerbaijan
Government TypePresidential republic
CurrencyAzerbaijani manat (AZN)
Calling Code+994
Member OfUnited Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, Organization of Islamic Cooperation
PopulationApprox. 10 million (as of 2023)
Total Area86,600 square kilometers
Highest PointBazarduzu Dagi (4,466 meters or 14,652 feet)
Lowest PointCaspian Sea (-28 meters or -92 feet)
GDP Per CapitaApprox. $4,800 (as of 2023)
Life ExpectancyApprox. 73 years (as of 2023)
Internet TLD.az

Azerbaijani National Anthem

Azərbaycan Marşı

Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan!
The glorious Fatherland of the brave!
We are ready to die for you!
We are ready to shed our blood for you!
Live happily with the tricolor flag!
Thousands of people are sacrificed for you!
Your chest is a field of roses!
Every soldier is brave for you!
Your being is worth the world!
Every soldier is brave for you!
With his life, every youth is ready to die for you!
We are glad to be sacrificed for you!
Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan!
The glorious Fatherland of the brave!

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Azerbaijani Flag

The flag of Azerbaijan, also known as the “Azerbaijani tricolor”, is a powerful symbol of national pride and identity. Officially adopted on November 9, 1918, during the short-lived Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the flag was later restored after Azerbaijan regained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

The flag consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width. The top stripe is blue, representing Azerbaijan’s Turkic heritage. The middle stripe is red, symbolizing the progress and the development of democracy. The bottom stripe is green, representing the nation’s relation to the Islamic civilization. In the center of the red stripe, there is a white crescent and an eight-pointed star, symbolizing the Islamic faith and the eight Turkic peoples, respectively.

The design of the Azerbaijani flag has its roots in the period of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, which was the first secular democratic Muslim-majority country. The flag’s colors and symbols were carefully chosen to reflect the country’s cultural and religious heritage, as well as its aspirations for modernization and progress.

Throughout the Soviet era, Azerbaijan was represented by various flags imposed by Soviet authorities. However, the tricolor flag was always considered a symbol of national identity and independence. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan reinstated the tricolor as its national flag, reaffirming its historical significance and the country’s commitment to its national heritage and democratic values.

Today, the Azerbaijani flag is a source of pride and unity for the nation. It is prominently displayed across the country and on national occasions, symbolizing the resilience, culture, and aspirations of the Azerbaijani people. The flag stands as a testament to Azerbaijan’s rich history, its struggles for independence, and its ongoing journey towards progress and prosperity.