Flag of Afghanistan

Afghanistan Flag

Flag of Afghanistan - Description of the Afghanistan Flag

As the above picture of the Afghanistan Flag indicates the background is tri-color - Red, Black and Green

The flag pictures three equal vertical bands of black (hoist), red, and green, with a gold emblem centered on the red band

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Afghanistan flag represent the following:

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Green - hope, joy and love and in many cultures have a sacred significance

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Afghanistan flag is described as 1:2 ( length twice the height )

The gold emblem on the Afghanistan flag pictures a temple like structure encircled by a wreath with an Islamic inscription above

The Meaning & History of the Afghanistan Flag - The Flag of Afghanistan was adopted in by the transitional government in 2002 and pictures the Shahada at the top of the coat-of-arms in the center

The center emblem is the classical Emblem of  Afghanistan, one of a mosque with it's Mihrab facing Mecca

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