Description of Uzbekistan Flag

Uzbekistan was the first Central Asia republic to declare its sovereignty and to adopt post-Communist symbols. The flag of Uzbekistan is a light blue over white over light green tricolour, with thin red stripes separating the three stripes. In the upper hoist corner is a white crescent and 12 white stars.

Oddly, although Uzbekistan is a predominantly Muslim country, and the crescent is a symbol of Islam, the symbolism for the crescent moon is described as being representative of the rebirth of the nation, rather than its religion.

The 12 stars stand for the zodiac. White is for peace, green for nature, and red for the life force. The blue stripe stands for eternal night and for water as a fundamental source of life. Stuart Notholt

According Album 2000: national Flag is blue over white over green tricolour with stripes fimbriated red and in canton white crescent and 12 white five-pointed stars, 3-4-5 "fly-justified". (CSW/---). Ratio 1:2.

For the colours are given official Pantone shades: blue 313c, green 361c. Zeljko Heimer, 29 August 2002

Twelve stars are interpreted in two ways: The first one is the most reasonable and logical: there are twelve districts (viloyatlar) in the country and the crescent stands for Islam. The colors of the horizontal tricolor (blue-white-green, with two narrow red stripes separating the white from the blue and green) are interpreted as blue -- sky, white -- justice and green -- hospitability of the Uzbek people. The red stands for strength.The second version interprets the twelve stars as twelve months of the ancient calendar, and white in this version stands for cotton - the monoculture of Central Asia. Sergey Petrov, 1 February 2003

According Znamierowski blue was the colour of Tamerlan's banner and of several Turkish peoples. Tamerlan might be better known in English as Timur. Ivan Sache, 3 February 2003

Construction sheet according Law on state flag of 18, November, 1991 (as published in Official Gazette No. 141 of 28 November 1991). The measures in the legislation are given in centimeters, but since some are end in half centimeters, doubling of those numbers provide a reasonable unit. So:

- Overall flag measures 250x500
- Horizontal stripes 80+5+80+5+80
- Distance hoist - crescent 40
- Rectangle containing crescent and stars 60x150
- Diameter of circle circumscribing each star 12
- Distance between the circles 12
- Distance between horns of crescent to the hoistmost star-circle 7
- The diameter of the outer circle of the crescent is then, of course 60.

Zeljko Heimer, Christopher Southworth and Victor Lomantsov 1 September 2002 - 2 March 2003