Colors and the Meaning of the Kyrgyzstan Flag
The Kyrgyzstan flag is composed of a red area filled with a yellow sun with a depiction of a dorm (traditional tent). About seven months after the declaration of the independence of the country, it replaced the flag of the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) and since that year it has been the flag of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The color of the flag looks like the old Soviet flag, but the red is said to be inspired by the flag removed by the country’s popular hero Manas.
History of the Kyrgyzstan Flag
Under Soviet rule, the Union Republic used the flag of the Soviet Union, which was adopted in 1953 on the territory of present-day Kyrgyzstan, and a flag representing Communism. On August 31, 1991, Kyrgyzstan declared itself independent, about four months before the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, the Soviet era flag maintained its national flag status for seven months after the declaration of independence. The Soviet Flag was replaced with the new design on March 3, 1992.
In the early 1930s, Kyrgyzstan was the official Soviet Socialist Republic in the Soviet Union. The flag consisted of yellow Cyrillic text on a red background. The text of the flags changed slightly in the 40s. In 1952 a new Soviet flag was adopted. The flag consisted of a blue-white-blue striped center and socialist hammer and sickle, a plain red floor and a five-pointed star. The reverse of the flag was the same blue-white-blue stripe without hammer and sickle and star. When Kyrgyzstan became independent from the USSR removed hammer and sickle and star symbols from the flag. On March 3, 1992, a new flag was adopted for Independent Kyrgyzstan.
With a six-pass line, the 40-beam red ring formed on the red ground. The flag has a symbolic meaning; The red represents courage, the sun represents peace symbols and shrink house. Tündük is a window place like a chimney on top of a kind of tent. Kyrgyz Turks are the source of inspiration for the Kyrgyzstan flag.
Neighboring Countries of Kyrgyzstan
Located in Central Asia. It is neighbor to Uzbekistan in the west, Kazakhstan in the north, Tajikistan in the south and China in the east.
Main Characteristics of Kyrgyzstan
The Republic of Kyrgyzstan is one of the seven independent Turkish states. Thanks to its mountainous areas and lakes, it offers tourists the opportunity to enjoy nature sports. The mountains of God cover 65% of the country. Bishkek, which has a modern structure, is the country’s largest city and capital. There are two official languages, Kyrgyz and Russian. Som is used as currency.
High regions are dominated by a cold climate, while the skirts of the mountains are under the influence of hot desert winds. There is a very rainy climate in the region. There is quite a temperature difference between summer and winter, day and night.
|Currency||kyrgyzstani som (KGS)|
|Highest Point||Jengish Chokusu (7,439 m)|
|Total Area||199,900 km2|