Flag of Afghanistan

Flag of Afghanistan

The current flag of Afghanistan has been used since 2004, when the Taliban regime was removed. Since gaining the independence in 1919, the flag has undergone many changes in relation to political events. The current form of the flag is inspired by the flag that was used during the monarchy and differs only in the national emblem in the middle of the flag. Currently, it consists of a vertical tricolor of black, red, and green and national emblem in the middle of the red stripe. The colors could be interpreted as follows: black represents the former Abbasid caliphate, red royal dignity, and green is the traditional color of Islam. Yellow national emblem consists of a mihrab (a niche in a mosque) and minbar (pulpit) placed in a wreath bearing an inscription "God is great".

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Iran Iran Tehran 77,288,000 1,648,200 km2
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Islamabad 185,914,000 796,095 km2
Flag of People's Republic of China The People's Republic of China Beijing 1,363,350,000 9,640,820 km2
Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan Dushanbe 8,160,000 143,100 km2
Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Ashgabat 5,240,000 488,100 km2
Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Tashkent 30,183,400 447,400 km2

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Main information

Country
Afghanistan
Capital city
Kabul
Population
25,500,100 (2013)
Total area
652,090 km2
Formation
19. 8. 1919
Highest point
Noshaq (7,492 m)
GDP
$ 1,055 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
afghan afghani (AFN)
Code
AF (AFG)
Calling code
+93
Internet TLD
.af

Country is member of

By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Afghánistán (Kábul)
English
Afghanistan (Kabul)
German
Afghanistan (Kabul)
French
Afghanistan (Kaboul)
Italian
Afghanistan (Kabul)
Spanish
Afganistán (Kabul)
Russian
Афганистан (Кабул)
Slovak
Afganistan (Kábul)
Polish
Afganistan (Kabul)
Portuguese
Afeganistão (Cabul)
Chinese
阿富汗 (喀布尔)
Japanese
アフガニスタン (カブール)
Turkish
Afganistan (Kâbil)
Norwegian
Afghanistan (Kabul)
Swedish
Afghanistan (Kabul)
Hungarian
Afganisztán (Kabul)

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