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The Three-colored State banner in Azerbaijan was first accepted on November 9, 1918 by the decision of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan. On April 28, 1920 after the fall of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan and establishment of Soviet power it was refused from this banner in Azerbaijan. For the second time this banner was restored by the decision of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakchivan Autonomous Republic on November 17, 1990 and was accepted as the State banner of the Autonomous Republic. 
At the same time the Supreme Majlis of the Nakchivan Autonomous Republic has proposed to Supreme Council of Azerbaijan SSR to recognize three-colored banner as the official banner of Azerbaijan. On February 5, 1991 the Supreme Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan has examined the proposal of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakchivan Autonomous Republic and has adopted a Decree to recognize three-colored banner as the national banner of Azerbaijan. 
National Flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan consists of three equal in length horizontal stripes. The upper stripe is blue, middle is red, lower is green colored. Blue color has meaning of Turkic origin of Azerbaijani nation, red color has reflects the heading to modernization of society and development of democracy, and the green color shows belonging to Islamic civilization. In the center of red stripe on both sides of flag there is white crescent and eight-angled star. Proportions of width of the flag to the length is 1:2.


State Emblem

On January 30, 1920 the Government of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan declared a competition on National emblem of Azerbaijan and adopted a Decree to officialize on May 28 the emblem which won competition. 
But it has not been officialized due to the fall of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan on April 28, 1920. On November 17, 1990 the Supreme Majlis of Nakchivan Autonomous Republic has declared a new bid on the project of national emblem. 
On January 19, 1993 the Supreme Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan has adopted a Constitution Law on National Emblem.
National emblem of the Republic of Azerbaijan is the symbol of sovereignty of Azerbaijan state. National emblem represents an image of oriental escutcheon, placed on the arch composed of oak branches and ears. On the escutcheon in background of colors of National flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan there is image of eight-angled star and in the center of star there are tongues of flame.


National AnthemGimn


     Music by Useyir Hajibeyov
     Words by Ahmed Javad

     Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan!
     You are the country of heroes!
     We will die so that you might be alive!
     We will shed our blood to defend you!
     Long live your three-colored banner!
     Thousands of people sacrificed their lives
     You're become the field of battles.
     Every soldier fighting for you,
     Has become a hero.
     We pray for your prosperity,
     We make sacrifice our lives to you
     Our sincere love to you,
     Comes from the bottom of our hearts.
     To defend your honor,
     To hoist your banner,
     All the young people are ready.
     Glorious motherland,
     Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan!



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Source: http://www.az-tourizme.tk
Category: National Heraldry | Added by: shamsi_84 (07.05.2011)
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