The national flag of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic is a symbol of independent statehood of Artsakh, its official distinctive sign.
The National Flag was adopted on June 2, 1992, by the Supreme Council of the Republic.
It is a rectangular colour cloth with three equal horizontal stripes of red, blue and orange colours (from the top to the bottom). From both edges of the right side of the colour cloth a white five-toothed stepped rug pattern starts and joins at the one third of the flag. The relation of the flag’s width to its length is 1:2.
The red color symbolizes the ongoing struggle of the Armenian people for existence, Christianity, independence and freedom
The blue color symbolizes the will of the Armenian people to live in peace.
The orange color symbolizes creative power and diligence of the Armenian people.
The National Emblem
The National Emblem is a symbol of state sovereignty of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic, state unity of peoples living within its territory, free and legal state.
The National Emblem was adopted by the Supreme Council of the republic on November 17,1992. The author of the National Emblem is Lavrent Ghalayan.
The National Emblem depicts an eagle spreading its wings upward with sunrays emerging from it. The eagle is crowned with the crown of the Artashesid Dynasty. In the centre is the “We Are Our Mountains” monument against the background of the National Flag and Mount Big Kirs. Beneath, in the claws of the eagle are cluster of grapes, mulberries and ears of wheat. On the topmost section of the National Emblem there is an inscription in Armenian “Nagorno Karabagh Republic – Artsakh”.
The National Anthem
The National Anthem is the symbol of independent statehood of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic.
The National Anthem was adopted by the Supreme Council of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic on November 17, 1992. The author of the lyrics of the Artsakh Anthem is poet Vardan Hakobyan, the author of the music is Armen Nasibyan.