The national flag of Azerbaijan consists of three horizontal equal strips. The upper strip is of blue color, the middle-of red, the lower is green. In the center of the flag, on the red strip, there is an eight-pointed star and crescent; both are white. The blue strip represents the Turkic origin of Azerbaijanis, red stands for modernization and progress, and green refers to Azerbaijan’s relation to the Islamic civilization. The relation between the width and the length of the flag is 1 to 2.
The state emblem of the Republic of Azerbaijan symbolizes the independence of Azerbaijan. The emblem bears an eight-pointed white star superimposed on a shield of concentric circles in the colors of the national flag, blue, red and green, all encircled by an outer gold ring.
The Azerbaijani National Anthem is “Azerbaijan! Azerbaijan!” (Az.rbaycan, Az.rbaycan!). The music for the Azerbaijani National Anthem was written by Uzeyir
Hajibeyli, a well-known Azerbaijani composer, and the lyrics are by the Azerbaijani poet Ahmad Javad.
Listen to the Anthem: