Kazakh flag: Gold sun above a steppe eagle

Kazakh flag is the result of a national contest.

By   |  Published: 21st Apr 2021  6:35 pm
Kazakh Flag

The national flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan or Kazakh flag was adopted on June 4, 1992, replacing the flag of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic.

The country got its flag when it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Kazakhstan also inherited the gold and blue colours from the former Soviet flag

Kazakh flag is the result of a national contest. There were about 600 different projects. The winner was Shaken Niyazbekov and his project is Kazakhstan national flag today.

The flag has a gold sun with 32 rays above a soaring golden steppe eagle, both centered on a sky-blue background.

The hoist side displays a national ornamental pattern called ‘koshkar-muiz’ (the horns of the ram) in gold.

People of Kazakh tribes had the golden eagle on their flags for centuries. The eagle symbolizes the power of the State. It is also a symbol of independence, freedom and flight to the future.

The blue color is of religious significance to the Turkic peoples of the country, and so symbolizes cultural and ethnic unity; it also represents the endless sky as well as water.

The sun, a source of life and energy, exemplifies wealth and plenitude; the sun’s rays are shaped like grain, which is the basis of abundance and prosperity.

The ornamental pattern represents the culture and art of the people of Kazakhstan.

One of the original flags of this nation was the flag of the Alash Autonomy, which featured a red field with a yellow crescent moon and star.

The national flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan’s width of the flag to its length is 1:2.


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