Afghanistan is a country situated in the Central Asia. It is the only state in the world the national symbol of which has changed 23 times.
The history of the national flag
The Durranees dynasty is considered founders of Afghanistan state. During the period of this dynasty`s empire the first flag appeared. It consisted of three stripes two green ones and a hite in the center.
This variant existed till 1823 when the governing regime of the dynaty has fallen and Afghanistan Emirate was founded.The first flagof the emirate was black andwas without pictures. Later the flag was changed many times and the Emir descendants finalized its image.
The modern variant was approved in 2013. Now it is a field divided into three parts by three verticla stripes: black red and green. In the center we can see stylyzed image of a mosque.
The meaning of the national colours
The coulors of the national flag symbolise the state `s key values. The black oe symbolises religion and belief, the red one is the symbol of liberty and independence and the green stripe symbolises wealth and success.
Total area:652,090 km2
Formation:19. 8. 1919
Currency:afghan afghani (AFN)