Flag of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesKZ, KAZ
Official NameRepublic of Kazakhstan
Government TypeUnitary dominant-party presidential republic
CurrencyKazakhstani Tenge (KZT)
Calling Code+7
Member OfUnited Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States, Eurasian Economic Union
PopulationApproximately 19 million (as of 2023)
Total Area2,724,900 square kilometers
Highest PointKhan Tengri (7,010 meters or 22,999 feet)
Lowest PointKaragiye Depression (-132 meters or -433 feet)
GDP Per CapitaAround $9,000 USD
Life ExpectancyApproximately 72 years
Internet TLD.kz

Kazakhstan National Anthem

Meniń Qazaqstanym (My Kazakhstan)

Sky of golden sun,
Steppe of golden seed,
Legend of courage –
Take a look at my country!

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Kazakhstani Flag

The national flag of Kazakhstan was officially adopted on June 4, 1992, following its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. The design was created by artist Shaken Niyazbekov. The flag features a sky blue background representing the endless sky and cultural and ethnic unity. At the hoist is a golden sun with 32 rays above a soaring golden steppe eagle, both symbols deeply rooted in Kazakh folklore and representative of freedom and the pursuit of high aspirations.

The flag’s right side features a vertical band of traditional Kazakh ornamental patterns called “koshkar-muiz” (the horns of the ram). These patterns are a hallmark of Kazakh art and cultural heritage, symbolizing cultural and ethnic unity, as well as the artistry and creativity of the Kazakh people.

The choice of sky blue is significant, drawing from the ancient Turkic belief in the sky as a deity and a symbol of peace and prosperity. The sun, eagle, and ornamental patterns together reflect the nature of Kazakhstan’s environment, its history, and the aspirations of its people.

Since its adoption, the flag of Kazakhstan has become a symbol of the nation’s sovereignty, independence, and national identity. It unites the country’s diverse ethnic groups under a single banner and reflects a respect for the past and a vision for the future. The flag is a source of pride for Kazakhstanis and plays a central role in public life and national celebrations.