Flag of Kazakhstan

Flag of Kazakhstan

The flag of Kazakhstan, which was adopted after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the proclamation of independence in 1992, consists of pale blue leaf with yellow ornament in the middle. The ornament is composed of silhouette of a steppe eagle (also known as "Berkut"), which carries on its wings a sun with thirty-two sun rays. Moreover, there is a yellow vertical stripe made of traditional national pattern. The azure blue color was characteristics to the original flag and it is a traditional color of the nomadic peoples of Central Asia. The very first national flag was adopted in 1937 and it bore two yellow inscriptions (in Kazakh and Russian). Later, during the Soviet rule, a blue stripe and a yellow hammer and sickle were added.

Country information

Sovereign State Yes
Country codes KZ, KAZ (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Kazakhstan
Capital city Nur-Sultan
Continent Asia
Member of United Nations, Collective Security Treaty Organization, Commonwealth of Independent States, Eurasian Economic Union, Turkic Council, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 18 651 680 (2020)
Total area 2 724 900 km2
Highest point Khan Tengri (7 010 m, 22 999 ft)
Lowest point Karagiye Depression (-132 m, -433 ft)
GDP per capita $ 9 813 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Kazakhstani tenge (₸, KZT)
Calling code +76XX, +77XX
Internet TLD .kz, .қаз

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