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Flag of Afghanistan

The national flag of Afghanistan (undefined; Dari Persian: پرچم افغانستان) consists of a vertical tricolor with the classical National Emblem in the center. The current flag was adopted on 19 August 2013, but many similar designs had been in use throughout most of the 20th century.

The black color represents its troubled 19th century history as a protected state, the red colour represents the blood of those who fought for independence (specifically, the Anglo-Afghan Treaty of 1919), and the green represents hope and prosperity for the future.

Afghanistan has had 25 different flags since the first flag when the Hotaki dynasty was established in 1709. During the 20th century alone, Afghanistan went through 18 different national flags, more than any other country during that time period, and most of them had the colors black, red, and green on them.

Colours scheme: valid for flags 1928-1978 and 1980-present

The colors video approximation is listed below:

*Emblem of Afghanistan

* Afghantribes: Afghan National Flags Timeline

* Encyclopedia Iranica: FLAGS OF AFGHANISTAN

* Flag of Afghanistan

* Flags of Afghanistan
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Flag of Afghanistan

Country - Afghanistan

Afghanistan (Pashto/Dari: افغانستان, Pashto: Afġānistān, Dari: Afġānestān ), officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in South-Central Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and in the far northeast, China. Its territory covers 652,000 km2 and much of it is covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range, which experiences very cold winters. The north consists of fertile plains, while the south-west consists of deserts where temperatures can get very hot in summers. Kabul serves as the capital and its largest city.

Human habitation in Afghanistan dates back to the Middle Paleolithic Era, and the country's strategic location along the Silk Road connected it to the cultures of the Middle East and other parts of Asia. The land has historically been home to various peoples and has witnessed numerous military campaigns, including those by Alexander the Great, Mauryas, Muslim Arabs, Mongols, British, Soviets, and since 2001 by the United States with NATO-allied countries. It has been called "unconquerable" and nicknamed the "graveyard of empires". The land also served as the source from which the Kushans, Hephthalites, Samanids, Saffarids, Ghaznavids, Ghorids, Khaljis, Mughals, Hotaks, Durranis, and others have risen to form major empires.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  China 
  •  Iran 
  •  Pakistan 
  •  Tajikistan 
  •  Turkmenistan 
  •  Uzbekistan 

Language

Flag of Afghanistan (English)  Bandiera dell'Afghanistan (Italiano)  Vlag van Afghanistan (Nederlands)  Drapeau de l'Afghanistan (Français)  Flagge Afghanistans (Deutsch)  Bandeira do Afeganistão (Português)  Флаг Афганистана (Русский)  Bandera de Afganistán (Español)  Flaga Afganistanu (Polski)  阿富汗国旗 (中文)  Afghanistans flagga (Svenska)  Drapelul Afganistanului (Română)  アフガニスタンの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Афганістану (Українська)  Национално знаме на Афганистан (Български)  아프가니스탄의 국기 (한국어)  Afganistanin lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Afganistan (Bahasa Indonesia)  Afganistano vėliava (Lietuvių)  Afghanistans flag (Dansk)  Afghánská vlajka (Česky)  Afganistan bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Авганистана (Српски / Srpski)  Afganistani lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Afganistanu (Slovenčina)  Afganisztán zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Afganistana (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติอัฟกานิสถาน (ไทย)  Zastava Afganistana (Slovenščina)  Afganistānas karogs (Latviešu)  Σημαία του Αφγανιστάν (Ελληνικά)  Quốc kỳ Afghanistan (Tiếng Việt) 
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