The flag of Kurdistan is a horizontal tricolour with the colours (from the top of the flag to the bottom of the flag) red, white and green. A yellow sun with 21 rays sits at the centre of the flag. The flag of Kurdistan is sometimes referred to as Alaya Rengîn (meaning "The Colourful Flag")
The flag of Kurdistan was created by Xoybun during the Ararat rebellion against Turkey in 1928 where it was hoisted by Kurdish rebels. When the Republic of Kurdistan was proclaimed in Iran in 1947, Mustafa Barzani hoisted the flag and it was adopted as the official flag of Kurdistan. The Kurdistan Region of Iran has since adopted the flag as its official flag.
The flag of Kurdistan is an important symbol of identity for the Kurdish peope. The blazing golden sun emblem has 21 rays - 21 being a venerated number standing for rebirth and renaissance in Kurdish tradition. The colour red symbolises the blood of martyrs and the struggle for freedom, the colour green symbolises the landscape of Kurdistan, the colour yellow represents the source of life and the colour white represents peace.
The flag's ratio is 2:3.
The flag of Kurdistan flies