|Land Area||82,629 km2|
|Water Area||3,971 km2|
|Total Area||86,600km2 (#111)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$166.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$17,700|
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The flag of Azerbaijan was officially adopted on February 5, 1991.
After gaining its independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991, this flag, dating back to 1920, was hoisted for all to see.
It features three equal horizontal bands of blue, red, and green. A crescent and eight-pointed star, symbols of Islam, are centered in the red band.
The country had a long alliance with Turkey, and the blue color has long been associated with the Turkic peoples. Green is said to symbolize the strong influences of the religion of Islam on local culture. The red band symbolizes progress, particularly in the development of a modern state.
Larger Azerbaijan flag
Azerbaijan Coat of Arms:
Azerbaijan's coat of arms (considered an emblem) was approved on January 19, 1993.
The emblem is composed of an eight pointed star encircled by layers of green, red and blue.
Similar to the flag, the color red represents development and democracy, the color blue showcases that Azerbaijanis are one of the Turkic peoples, and green is symbolic of the Islamic influences on the country.
This page was last updated on February 1, 2019.