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Afghanistan flag

The flag of Afghanistan is a vertical tricolour flag featuring (from left to right of the flag) the colours black, red and green. In the centre of the flag sits the arms of Afghanistan, depicting the Muslim Mehrab (the niche that shows the direction to the Muslim Holy City, Mecca) and Minbar (the pulpit from which sermons are preached), set within an image of a mosque with non descript flags on each side. Surrounding this image are sheaves of wheat. At the top of the arms, there are inscriptions that read "God is Great" and "There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah". At the bottom of the arms, there is the date 1298 (the date in the Muslim calendar when Afghanistan was internationally recognised as an independent state) and the name Afghanistan, both in Arabic script.

A new flag was adopted by Afghanistan on 4 January 2004 following the installment of a new democratic government. Minor changes have been made to the flag since then, the most recent being on 19 August 2013 when the current official design was adopted. The Afghanistan flag's ratio is 2:3.

The colours of the Afghanistan flag are symbolic in various ways. Black recalls the very first flag of Afghanistan, red represents bravery, and green is the traditional Islamic colour.

Interestingly, Afghanistan had 14 distinct national flags throughout the 20th and 21st century prior to the present day design being implemented.

The flag of Afghanistan flying at the Presidential Palace compound in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2019

The flag of Afghanistan flying at the Presidential Palace compound in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2019

Afghanistan flag 90x60cm
Dimensions for flag 900x600mm
Afghanistan 90x60cm polyester flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge has two eyelets.
SKU: C-AFG/M
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Afghanistan hand waver flag 45x30cm
Dimensions for hand waver 450x300mm
Afghanistan 45x30cm polyester hand waver flag with double stitched hems, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a timber dowel measuring 60cm long and a diameter of 0.8cm, capped with a white spherical plastic finial.
SKU: C-AFG/HW
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Afghanistan child hand waver flag 23x15cm
Dimensions for child hand waver 230x150mm
Afghanistan 23x15cm polyester child hand waver flag with hot knife cut edges, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a timber dowel measuring 30cm long and a diameter of 0.5cm, capped with a white spherical plastic finial.
SKU: C-AFG/HC
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Afghanistan desk flag 15x10cm
Dimensions for desk flag 150x100mm
Afghanistan 15x10cm polyester desk flag with hot knife cut edges, the hoist edge is sleeved and fits over a black plastic dowel measuring 27cm long and a diameter of 0.5cm, capped with a gold coloured plastic finial.
SKU: C-AFG/DF
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Afghanistan bunting 30 flags 23x15cm
Dimensions for bunting 30 flags 230x150mm
Afghanistan bunting has 30 small polyester flags, each flag measuring 23x15cm and spaced 10cm apart sewn into a header tape to make a string of flags, 80cm of extra tape at each end for fixing. The edges of the flags are hot knife cut.
SKU: C-AFG/SF30
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Country Official NameRepublic Of Afghanistan
Country CapitalKabul
Country Code (3 letter)AFG
Flag Day19 August
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