flag patch Tajikistan
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Backpackflag/Flag patch Tajikistan
Size: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The flag of Tajikistan consists of three horizontal stripes - the top stripe is red, the middle is white and the bottom stripe is green. The white stripe is double the size of the others. In the middle of the white stripe and flag there is a yellow/gold crown with seven, five-point stars over top of it.
Meaning: The red stripe represents Tajikistan's independence and the land itself. The white represents the country's purity and the cotton industry which is an important part of the Tajik economy. The green represents Tajikistan's agriculture. The crown and stars symbolize Tajik sovereignty, the union of workers and the unity of Tajikistan's social classes.
History: The Tajikistan flag was adopted on November 24, 1992, after the country gained its independence from the Soviet Union on September 9, 1991. When Tajikistan was a part of the Soviet Union it used a red flag with thin white and green horizontal stripes, with associated Soviet emblems. These colors form the basis of the current Tajikistan flag.
Interesting Facts: The Tajikistan flag's stripes are the same color as the flag of Iran, but in a different order. The countries also have close ethnic ties. (source: worldflags101)