National flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan

The Law «About the State Flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan " was adopted in November 18, 1991 in the eighth session of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Symbolism of the State Flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan continues the best traditions, peculiar to the flags of the powerful empires, existed on the territory of our country, at the same time reflects the natural features of the country, national and cultural originalities of the people.

Sky-blue colour on the flag is the symbol of the blue sky and clean water. Azure colour is hallowed in the East, it was chosen once by the great Amir Timur for his flag.

White color is a symbol of peace and purity. The young independent state must overcome high passes on its way. White color on the flag means good wishes so that the path should be clean and light.

Green colour is the embodiment of the fertile nature. At present there is a growing worldwide movement for preservation of the environment in the world, the symbol of which is also green.

Red stripes are the life force, pulsing in every living creature, a symbol of the life.

The crescent corresponds to centuries-old tradition of the people of Uzbekistan. The crescent and the stars are the symbol of peace cloudless sky. On our flag there are 12 stars. The number 12 is considered a sign of perfection.