Flag of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
|Adopted||June 2, 1992|
|Design||A horizontal tricolor of red, blue, and orange with a white sideways zig-zag chevron in the fly|
Since Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast lacks a flag, the Flag of Azerbaijan SSR was used.
|Design||see Flag of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic|
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On June 2, 1992, the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, a de facto independent republic claimed by Azerbaijan, in the South Caucasus region, adopted a flag derived from the flag of Armenia, with only a white pattern added. A white, five-toothed, stepped pattern was added to the flag, beginning at the two verges of the flag's right side and meeting at a point equal to one-third of the distance from that side. The white pattern symbolizes the current separation of Artsakh (the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) from Armenia proper and its aspiration for eventual union with "the Motherland." This symbolizes the Armenian heritage, culture and population of the area, and represents Nagorno-Karabakh as a separated region of Armenia by the triangular shape and the zigzag cutting through the flag. The white pattern on the flag is also similar to the designs used on rugs, a symbol of national identity. The ratio of the flag's breadth to its length is 1:2, same as the Armenian Tricolor.
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