Flag of Turkmenistan

Flag Turkmenistan, Banner Turkmenistan
Aspect ratio:
2:3
Vexillological symbol:
National flag at sea, civil flag and service flag on land
Country:
Turkmenistan
Capital:
Ashgabat
Size:
488.100 km²
Population:
4.863.169
Continent:
Asia
Languages:
Turkmen (= Turkic language of the Oghuz group), official language since the beginning of 1996; Russian is still \lingua franca\; transition to the Latin alphabet since 1996; since the beginning of 2000 presidential decree, in public life exclusively Turkmen oral
Currency:
Turkmen Manat (TMM)
accepted at:
23.01.2001

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Green area with a vertical stripe dominated by red, containing a carpet design and two olive branches, near the flagpole; to the upper right of the red stripe are a white crescent and five white stars.

Meaning

The precious carpets of Turkmenistan are legendary. Consequently, a vertical strip with the traditionally most important carpet patterns (so-called guls) is symbolically very appropriate. The two olive branches at the bottom are reminiscent of the U.N. flag. They were added to the flag in 1997 and are clearly meant to emphasize the neutrality of the country. The crescent moon is the sign of Islam. The five stars represent the five regions of the country. Green is considered a particularly dignified color in Turkmenistan. Flag since 19 Feb, 1997.

Hymn

Composer: Veli Mukhatov Songwriter: diverse

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