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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music by Useyir Hajibeyov
Words by Ahmed Javad
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.