Flag of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic

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Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
Flag of Nagorno-Karabakh.svg
Use National flag
Proportion 1:2
Adopted June 2, 1992
Design A horizontal tricolor of red, blue, and orange with a white sideways zig-zag chevron in the fly

On June 2, 1992, the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, a de facto independent republic in South Caucasus claimed by Azerbaijan, adopted a flag derived from the flag of Armenia, with only a white pattern added. A white, five-toothed, stepped carpet pattern was added to the flag, beginning at the two verges of the cloth's right side and connecting at a point equal to one-third of the distance from that side.[1] The white pattern symbolizes the current separation of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) from Armenia proper and its aspiration for eventual union with "the Motherland."[2] This symbolises the Armenian heritage, culture and population of the area and represents Nagorno-Karabakh as being a separated region of Armenia by the triangular shape and the zigzag cutting through the flag. The pattern is also similar to the designs used on rugs. The ratio of the flag's breadth to its length is 1:2, same as the Armenian Tricolor.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Attributes of Statehood". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nagorno-Karabakh. Archived from the original on December 16, 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-09. 
  2. ^ "Flag of Artsakh / Nagorno-Karabakh". Flags of the World. Retrieved 2007-01-09.