Flag of Armenia

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National flag on land
29.800 km²
Armenian 96%, Russian 2%, other 2%
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Background knowledge

The flag of Armenia consists of three equal horizontal stripes of red top, blue in the middle and bottom orange.

The current national flag of Armenia was in the Democratic Republic of Armenia used (1918-1922), however, by the annexation of Armenia to the USSR from 1922-1991 by the Soviet flag similar replaced. She stayed during demonstrations in the last days of the Armenian SSR in the 1980s, a symbol of an independent Armenia, and on 24 August 1991 reintroduced.

Appearance and meaning

The colors of the flag are interpreted differently. It is commonly assumed that the color red symbolizes the blood that the Armenians had to leave in the defense of their country, the color blue is the sky and the color orange. The fertile soil of the country.

The official meaning of the colors is held in the Constitution:

"The red symbolizes the Armenian highlands, the ongoing struggle of the Armenian people for survival, the preservation of the Christian faith, Armenia's independence and freedom. The blue symbolizes the will of the Armenian people to live under a peaceful sky. The Orange symbolizes the creative talent and hard-working nature of the Armenian people."

In other interpretations, red stands for the freedom and independence and for the blood that was shed in the fight for the blue and orange landscape for the strength and courage of the people.

Drei gleich große horizontale Streifen (rot, blau, orange).


Der rote Streifen symbolisiert das geopferte Blut im Kampf um die Unabhängigkeit. Blau symbolisiert die Hoffnug und den blauen Himmel über Armenien. Orange symbolisiert den Segen, den harte Arbeit letztlich beschert. Flagge seit 24. Aug. 1990.


Composer: Nalbandian (Mikael Nalbandian) Songwriter: Barsegh Kanachyan (Barsegh Kanachyan)

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