How the national flag appeared
For the first time the flag of Uzbekistan was raised over the Oliy Majlis (the self-name of the Republican Parliament) on November 18, 1991. It remains unchanged to the present moment.
The appearance and interpretation of the symbols of the flag
The flag of Uzbekistan is a four-color panel in the aspect ratio of 3: 6. From a distance it can be taken as a tricolor, as the area of red color on it is insignificant.
Colors on the banner of the Republic of Uzbekistan are arranged as equal (except for red) horizontal stripes as follows (from top to bottom): blue, white and green.
- Green is used on the national flag in many countries with Islamic religion
- Blue color, based on local cultural traditions symbolizes the sky. It is a reflection of spiritual purity, and the desire of the Uzbek people to high moral ideals.
- White, traditionally associated with the world. Its Central position on the flag is designed to emphasize peace and the desire of the country’s residents to develop good-neighborly and trusting relations with all countries and peoples.
- The red lines symbolize the vital energy flowing in the veins of the Uzbek people.
- The green color reflects the nature and love of the historically nomadic Uzbek people to their native pastures.
Total area:447,400 km2
Formation:1. 9. 1991
Currency:uzbekistani som (UZS)