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".

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes AF, AFG (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Capital city Kabul
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations, Collective Security Treaty Organization, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 32 225 560 (2019)
Total area 652 230 km2
Highest point Noshaq (7 492 m, 24 580 ft)
Lowest point Amu Darya (258 m, 846 ft)
GDP per capita $ 521 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Afghan afghani (؋, AFN)
Calling code +93
Internet TLD .af

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