THE STATE FLAG OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN
The law about "The State Flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan" was adopted on November 18 in 1991 in the 8th session of the Supreme Council of Uzbekistan.
The flag of our country is a symbol of the sovereignty of the Republic. The national flag of the Republic represents the country internationally when official delegations from Uzbekistan visit foreign countries, as well as at conferences, world exhibition, and sports competitions.
The national flag of the Republic is a right-angled colored cloth of three horizontal stripes: blue, white and green.
Blue is the symbol of the sky and water, which are the main source of life. Mainly, blue was the color of the state flag of Temur.
White is the traditional symbol of peace and good luck, as Uzbek people say "Ok yul".
Green is the color of nature and new life and good harvest.
Two thin red stripes symbolize the power of life.
There is a new moon, which symbolizes the newly independent Republic.
There are twelve stars, which stand for spiritual sign. The stars also signify the historical traditions of the Uzbek people, as well as ancient solar calendar. A particular attention to twelve stars in the flag is explained yet by another suggestion, that in the states previously existed in the territory of modern Uzbekistan the scientific thought as "Astrology" had seen its rise. The stars in the Uzbek flag also point to the ancient roots of local culture, the aspirations of Uzbek people towards perfection and loyalty.
THE STATE FLAG OF THE REPUBLIC OF KARAKALPALKSTAN
The Law "On the State Flag of the Republic of
Karakalpakstan" was adopted on December 14, 1992 at the 11th session of
the Supreme Council of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.
The national flag of the Republic of Karakalpakstan is a symbol of the state sovereignty of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.
The national flag of the Republic of Karakalpakstan is a rectangular panel consisting of three horizontal stripes of blue, yellow and green. The yellow stripe is separated by white and red borders.
The blue color of the flag is a symbol of water and spring. Yellow color indicates that most of Karakalpakstan consists of deserts. Green color is a sign of renewal of nature, spirituality, trust and the sun. The crescent is the sacred embodiment of Muslims, the image of five stars is a symbol of life and trust of the five most ancient cities of Karakalpakstan. The national flag of the Republic of Karakalpakstan represents the Republic of Karakalpakstan in the international arena: during visits of official delegations of the Republic of Karakalpakstan to foreign countries, in international organizations, at conferences, world exhibitions, and at sports competitions.
The national flag of the Republic of Karakalpakstan is equal to the flags of other countries in the international arena.
Citizens of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, as well as other residents living here, must respect the State flag of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.