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Afghanistan Flag Description
The flag of Afghanistan is a tricolor flag consisting of three vertical stripes of black, red, and green. In the center of the red stripe, there is the national emblem of Afghanistan, which features a mosque with a mihrab (prayer niche) and minbar (pulpit) inside. Above the mosque, there are two flags, one on each side, representing the flags of Afghanistan’s previous dynasties.
The current design of the Afghan flag was adopted on August 19, 2013, after a long history of different flag designs. The first flag of Afghanistan was introduced in 1747 when Ahmad Shah Durrani founded the modern state of Afghanistan. It featured a black background with a white mosque in the center.
Over the years, the flag underwent several changes. In the late 19th century, during the reign of Amir Abdur Rahman Khan, the flag was modified to include a red stripe at the bottom. This design remained in use until 1901 when Amir Habibullah Khan introduced a new flag with a green background and a white mosque in the center.
During the monarchy period, the flag went through further modifications. In 1928, King Amanullah Khan introduced a new flag with a vertical tricolor design of black, red, and green. This design was inspired by the Pan-Arab colors and symbolized the unity of the Muslim world. The national emblem was also added to the center of the red stripe.
In 1973, following the overthrow of the monarchy, the Republic of Afghanistan was established, and a new flag was adopted. It featured a vertical tricolor design of black, red, and green, similar to the previous flag, but without the national emblem. This flag remained in use until 1992 when the communist government collapsed.
During the Taliban regime from 1996 to 2001, the flag was changed to a solid white color with the Shahada (Islamic creed) written in black at the center. However, this flag was not widely recognized internationally.
After the fall of the Taliban, the current flag design was reintroduced in 2002. It is a modified version of the 1928 design, with the addition of the national emblem in the center. The black stripe represents the dark past of Afghanistan, the red stripe symbolizes the bloodshed for independence, and the green stripe represents hope and prosperity for the future.
The flag of Afghanistan holds great significance for the Afghan people as it represents their national identity and the struggles they have faced throughout history. It is a symbol of unity, independence, and the aspirations for a peaceful and prosperous future.