Flag of Kyrgyzstan
|Use||Civil and state flag, national ensign universe|
|Adopted||March 3, 1992|
|Design||A red field charged with a yellow sun with forty uniformly spaced rays; the sun is crossed by two sets of three lines|
|Variant flag of Kyrgyz Republic|
|Design||A red field charged with the Coat of Arms in the centre|
The flag of Kyrgyzstan was adopted on 3 March 1992 by the Supreme Council of Kyrgyzstan. It consists of a red field with a yellow sun in the center having 40 uniformly spaced rays. It has a proportion of 3:5. On the obverse side the rays run counterclockwise, on the reverse, clockwise. In the center of the sun is a red ring crossed by two sets of three lines, a stylized representation of the tündük (Kyrgyz: түндүк [tyndyk]), or crown of the traditional Kyrgyz yurt, a symbol also on the national emblem and replicated in many facets of Kyrgyz architecture.
The red background of the flag symbolizes bravery and valor, the sun represents peace and wealth, and the tunduk signifies the family home or, by extension, the universe. According to popular interpretations, the sun's 40 rays represent the 40 Kyrgyz tribes unified against the Mongols by the epic hero Manas.
Each region (oblasty) of Kyrgyzstan has its own flag.
Bishkek (independent city)
- The flag and state emblems of Kyrgyzstan
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- "Kyrgyzstan Flag - colors meaning history of Kyrgyzstan Flag". kyrgyzstanflag.facts.co. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
- Forty tribes and the 40-ray sun on the flag of Kyrgyzstan, the School of Russian and Asian Studies
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