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Parvin Alizada

National Flag Day in Azerbaijan, 9th of November

Today Azerbaijan is celebrating National Flag Day for the third time. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed an order to declare 9 November as National Flag Day on 17 November 2009.

The Flag of Azerbaijan in the heart of every Azerbaijanian, author: Parvin Alizada, source:

The Azerbaijani Democratic Republic, which existed until 1920, adopted the Azerbaijani tricolor as the national flag of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic on 9 November 1918.

After Azerbaijan gained independence in 1991, the Supreme Council of the Azerbaijan Republic announced a tricolor flag with a star and a crescent as the national flag of Azerbaijan on 5 February 1991. 

The law “On the State Flag of the Azerbaijan Republic” provides a detailed description of the state flag as a symbol of Azerbaijani national sovereignty.

The flag consists of an horizontal tricolour of blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star centered in the red band.  Each of these colours has its meaning. The blue band refers to the nation’s Turkic heritage,the red stands for progress, and the green represents Islam. 

What about the National Flag Square, where we can see one of the biggest by its sizes in the world National Flag of Azerbaijan? The Square was also inaugurated with Ilham Aliyev’s participation in Baku on September 1. The president signed an order on the establishment of National Flag Square in Baku on November 17, 2007.

Here is some details about the size of area and the National Flag:

The area of  the Square is estimated in 60 hectares.

The national flag with a 162 meter-high flagpole measures 70 meters high and 35 meters wide and weighs 350 kilograms.

The total weight of the construction is 220 tons. The flag’s total area is 2,450 square meters with a weight of about 350 kilograms.

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Born in Baku, Azerbaijan. Currently a student of International Relations at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland, and a self-made journalist. Likes travelling, discovering new places, communicating with people and photography. Interested in literature, politics, international relations and the Eastern Partnership region.

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