Flag of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesUZ, UZB, 860
Official NameRepublic of Uzbekistan
Government TypePresidential Republic
CurrencyUzbekistani Som (UZS)
Calling Code+998
Member OfUnited Nations, Commonwealth of Independent States, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
PopulationApproximately 33 million
Total Area448,978 square kilometers
Highest PointHazrat Sultan (4,643 meters, 15,233 feet)
Lowest PointSariqarnish Kuli (-12 meters, -39 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 1,547
Life ExpectancyAround 73 years
Internet TLD.uz

Uzbekistan National Anthem

O’zbekiston Respublikasining Davlat Madhiyasi

My country, sunny and free, salvation to your people,
You are a warmhearted companion to the friends!
Flourish forever with knowledge and inventions,
May your glory shine as long as the world exists!

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Uzbekistan Flag

The flag of Uzbekistan was officially adopted on November 18, 1991, shortly after the country declared independence from the Soviet Union. The flag’s design reflects the country’s unique culture, history, and natural environment.

The flag consists of three horizontal stripes: blue, white, and green, with thin red stripes separating them. The blue stripe symbolizes the sky and water, vital elements in this predominantly desert country. The green stripe represents nature and fertility, and the white stripe symbolizes peace and purity. The red lines stand for the life force within all living beings.

A crescent moon and twelve stars on the blue stripe are significant symbols in Uzbekistan’s flag. The crescent represents Islam, the majority religion in the country, and signifies the nation’s independence. The twelve stars correspond to the months of the Islamic calendar and also symbolize the historical regions of Uzbekistan.

The history of Uzbekistan’s flag is deeply entwined with the country’s journey to independence and self-identity. The flag replaced the Soviet-era flag, marking a new era in the nation’s history. It is a source of pride for Uzbeks, representing their sovereignty, cultural heritage, and hopes for a prosperous future. The flag’s adoption was a crucial step in establishing Uzbekistan’s place as a distinct nation in the post-Soviet world.