About the flag of Afghanistan

The national flag of Afghanistan (Pashto: د افغانستان رپی; Dari Persian: پرچم افغانستان) consists of a vertical tricolor with the classical National Emblem in the center. The current flag was adopted on August 19, 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 color 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 26 different flags since the first flag when the Hotaki dynasty was established in 1709. During the 20th century alone, Afghanistan went through 19 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.

The current Afghan flag, together with the Cambodian flag, the Portuguese flag, the Sammarinese flag and the Spanish flag, hold the distinction of being the only five state flags to feature a building.

This flag is available in an official size option

Most mass-produced flags are commonly 150x90cm / 5x3' or 90x60cm / 3x2', which will often vary from the official size ratio. We now offer a custom-manufactured official size option for our many of our flags.

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