2016-11-09
Azerbaijan Marks National Flag Day
Azerbaijan Marks National Flag Day


 
Today, Azerbaijan marks the National Flag Day. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed an order to declare Nov. 9 as National Flag Day on Nov. 17, 2009.
 
The law "On the State Flag of the Azerbaijan Republic" provides a detailed description. The state flag is a symbol of Azerbaijani national sovereignty. The state flag of Azerbaijan represents a rectangular panel consisting of three equal horizontal bands colored blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star are centered in the red band. The ratio of the flag's width to its length is 1:2. National Flag Square was also inaugurated with President Aliyev's participation in Baku on Sept. 1, 2010. 
 
President Ilham Aliyev signed an order on the establishment of National Flag Square in Baku on Nov. 17, 2007. The necessary infrastructure has been created over an area of 60 hectares. 
 
The national flag with a 162 meter-high flagpole measures 70 meters high and 35 meters wide and weighs 350 kilograms. The total weight of the construction is 220 tons. The flag's total area is 2,450 square meters with a weight of about 350 kilograms. The National Flag Museum was also established in the area upon President Ilham Aliyev's initiative.
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