Flag of the Republic of Artsakh

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Republic of Artsakh
Flag of Artsakh.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
Flag of Armenia.svg
Use Historical
Proportion 1:2
Adopted September 2, 1991
Design A horizontal tricolour of red, blue, and orange
Flag of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.svg
Since the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast lacked a flag, the Flag of Azerbaijan SSR was used.
Use Historical
Proportion 1:2
Design see Flag of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic

On June 2, 1992, the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh, 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.[1] The white pattern symbolizes the current separation of Artsakh from Armenia proper and its aspiration for eventual union with "the Motherland."[2] This symbolizes the Armenian heritage, culture and population of the area, and represents Artsakh 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.[3] 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. 
  3. ^ "The Significance of the Armenian Rug | Armenian News By MassisPost". massispost.com. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 

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