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2017-03-27 02:27:30

State symbols

State symbols


Extract from the Constitution of the Republic of Azerbaijan.


Article 23. Symbols of the state of Azerbaijan

   1. State flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan, State Emblem of the Republic of Azerbaijan and State anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan are state symbols of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

   2. State flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan consists of three horizontal stripes of the same width. The upper stripe is blue, middle stripe is red, and the lower stripe is green; in the middle of the red stripe on both sides of the flag a white crescent with an eight-pointed star is depicted. The ratio of the width of the flag to its length is 1:2.

   3. The appearance of the state flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan and State Emblem of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the music and text of the State anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan are specified by the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Flag

Flag of Azerbaijan

The three-colour flag of Azerbaijan was adopted by the decision of the government of Azerbaijan People’s Republic on 9 November 1918. On 28 April 1920 this flag was rejected in Azerbaijan following the collapse of the People’s Republic and formation of the Soviet Government.

This flag was later restored on 17 November 1990 by the decision of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and adopted as the state flag of the Autonomous Republic. At the same time, the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic made an appeal to the Azerbaijan SSR Supreme Soviet to recognize the three-color flag as the official state symbol of Azerbaijan.

On 5 February 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Azerbaijan reviewed the appeal of the Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and issued a decision on the adoption of the three-color flag as the official flag of Azerbaijan.

The state flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan consists of three horizontal stripes with the same width. The top stripe is blue, middle stripe is red and the bottom stripe is green. Blue expresses the Turkic origin of Azerbaijani people, red expresses the dream to build a modern society and develop democracy, while green expresses belonging to the Islamic civilization. In the middle of the red stripe on both sides of the flag a white crescent with an eight-pointed star is depicted. The ratio of the width of the flag to its length is 1:2.

Emblem

Emblem of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan People’s Republic announced a contest on 30 January 1920 on the state emblem of Azerbaijan and made a decision on the adoption on 28 May of that year of the emblem that would win the contest. However, the emblem was not adopted due to the fall of Azerbaijan People’s Republic on 28 April 1920.

The Supreme Majlis of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic discussed the issue of state emblem on 17 November 1990 and made an appeal for the announcement of a new contest for the preparation of the state emblem of Azerbaijan.

The contest was announced by the decision of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 5 February 1991. During 1991-1992 dozens of drafts of state emblems were submitted, and proposals were put forward in the course of discussions on the adoption of one of the drafts made in 1919-1920.

The Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Azerbaijan approved one of the draft emblems prepared in 1919-1920 with some revisions as the State emblem of the Republic of Azerbaijan based on the Constitutional Law that it adopted on 19 January 1993.

The State emblem of the Republic of Azerbaijan is a symbol of independence of the state of Azerbaijan. The state emblem consists of a description of eastern shield placed on the circle made up of oak leaves and spikes. There is an eight point star on the color background of the state flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan and an illustration of a flame in the middle of the star.

Salient depiction of the state emblem:   

- Headquarters and office of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

- Building of the parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan, meeting hall and office of the president of the parliament;

- Buildings of all courts, military tribunals, court meeting rooms of the Republic of Azerbaijan, offices of the chairmen of the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

- Buildings of state bodies where set forth in the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

- Buildings of diplomatic and commercial representative offices, as well as consulate departments of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

National anthem


Composer: Uzeyir Hajibayov
Poet: Ahmad Javad

Azerbaijan! Azerbaijan!
Cherished land of valiant sons,
We are ready to give our heart and life for you.
All of us can give our blood for you.
Live happily with your three-colored banner.
Live happily with your three-colored banner.
Thousands of souls were sacrificed for you.
Your chest became a battlefield.
Soldiers who deprived themselves of their lives,
Each of them became a hero.
May you become a flourishing garden.
We are ready to give our heart and soul for you.
A thousand and one endearments are in my heart.
And uphold your honor.
To raise your banner
And uphold your honor,
All the youth are eager.
Cherished land, Cherished land.
Azerbaijan! Azerbaijan!
Azerbaijan! Azerbaijan!


National Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan DOWNLOAD (2 MB, .mp3)

On 30 January 1920, the Council of Ministers of Azerbaijan People’s Republic adopted a decision on arrangement of a national anthem and a contest was announced in this regard by the Ministry of Public Education. However, the fall of the People’s Republic on April 28, 1920 did not allow to adopt a national anthem for Azerbaijan.

The parliament adopted a Law on 27 May 1992 “on the State Anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan”. According to the law, “Azerbaijani march” composed by the prominent Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov and written by Ahmad Javad in 1919 was approved as the State Anthem of Azerbaijan.