Flag of Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesTM, TKM, 795
Official NameTurkmenistan
Government TypePresidential Republic
CurrencyTurkmenistan Manat (TMT)
Calling Code+993
Member OfUnited Nations, Non-Aligned Movement, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
PopulationApproximately 6.2 million
Total Area491,210 km²
Highest PointAyrybaba (3,137 meters, 10,292 feet)
Lowest PointVpadina Akchanaya (-81 meters, -266 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 6,967
Life Expectancy67.7 years
Internet TLD.tm

Turkmenistan National Anthem

Independent, Neutral, Turkmenistan State Anthem

I am ready to give life for the native hearth,
The spirit of ancestors descendants are famous for

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Turkmenistan Flag

The flag of Turkmenistan was officially adopted on February 19, 1992, following the country’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It is one of the world’s most distinctive flags, rich in symbolism and reflecting the country’s history, culture, and resources.

The flag features a green field with a vertical red stripe near the hoist side, containing five traditional carpet guls (designs) stacked above two crossed olive branches. To the right of the red stripe lies a white crescent and five white five-pointed stars. The green color symbolizes Islam and is also a traditional color for Turkmen. The red stripe with carpet guls reflects Turkmenistan’s world-renowned carpet-making industry, with each gul representing a major tribe or region. The crescent and stars are traditional symbols of Turkic heritage and the five stars symbolize the five regions of Turkmenistan.

The flag’s design is deeply rooted in Turkmenistan’s cultural and national identity. It pays homage to the country’s past while symbolizing its aspirations for a peaceful, prosperous future. The flag is a source of pride for Turkmen citizens and is prominently displayed in public places, government buildings, and at national events. The unique and intricate design sets it apart from other national flags, making it easily recognizable.