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Armenia Flag with Country Information - Updated 2020

Flag of Armenia

Flag of Armenia

The national flag of Armenia features Tricolour that comprises of three horizontal bands of equal width, red on the top, blue in the middle, and orange on the bottom. Armenia Flag adopted the current flag design on 24 August 1990. On 15 June 2006, National Assembly of Armenia passed and approved the design. Throughout the long historical journey, there have been many disparities of the Armenian flag. Flag of Armenia were represented by dissimilar symbolic animals shown on their flags. Today's tricolor flag stands little similarity to the earliest Armenian 'flags'. However, the flag of Armenia has very long history that kept altering the flag with passing regimes.

The Story Behind The Armenia Flag

The Artaxiad Dynasty's flag consisted of a red cloth displaying two eagles gazing at each other, separated by a flower. In 19th century, the Armenian Catholic priest created a new flag for Armenia in 1885. During May 28, 1918 as the First Republic of Armenia and the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic got their freedom and the First Republic of Armenia adopted the modern Armenian tricolor. They chose to substitute the yellow with orange presenting a more pleasing composition. The flag of independent on August 24, 1990 was adopted by Supreme Soviet Republic of Armenia. On November 29, 1920 Bolsheviks recognized a new flag by the First Congress of Soviets of the Armenian SSR. On December 30, 1922 the Transcaucasian SFSR had a hammer and sickle inserted into a star with initials. In 1936, the TSFSR was broken up into its three constituent regions, which were the Georgian SSR, the Armenian SSR, and the Azerbaijan SSR. In late May 1988, amid rising nationalist tensions the communist party leader banned tricolor. This came to an end on August 24, 1990, when Supreme Soviet declared the republic's sovereignty and renamed the country the Republic of Armenia. The flag is itself has a long story of its establishment.

Armenia Flag - Design and Symbolic Meaning

The meanings of the tricolors are interpreted in many various ways. Like, the red stand for the blood that was shed during the Armenian Genocide, blue is for the Armenian pure sky, and orange depicts the country's courage. It was estimated that near about 1.3 million people were killed in the war. The flag designed has been changed by the passing ruler. However, none of the regime was able to change the whole design of the flag ever. But, after 1990, the Supreme Soviet adopted the flag and considered it final flag’s design for Armenia.

About Armenia

Lying in the Asian continent, it is a landlocked nation in the Transcaucasia region, between the Black and Caspian Seas. The nation is bordered on the south, west by Iran, Turkey on the north, east by Georgia, and Azerbaijan with approximately 29.3 lacs inhabitants. Armenia has population density of 101 people per square kilometer (263/square mile). Further, Armenia is known to be the second-most densely populated of the former Soviet republics. Armenia is a democratic republic with parliamentary representative democracy. The official language of Armenia is Armenian and the currency is Dram. Armenia comprises of two letter Armenia code i.e. AM and its three letter Armenia code is ARM and in digits it is 374. The calling code is +374 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Armenia is UTC/GMT +4 Hours. Being a democratic republic, Armenia comprises a total of 10 independent provinces.

Armenia Country Information

Country Armenia
Continent Asia
Official languages Armenian
Capital Yerevan
Currency Armenian Dram

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Armenia Time Zones

CET UTC +4:00
CEST UTC +2:00

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Armenia Codes

Internet TLD AM
Three-letter country code ARM
Three-digit country code 051
Calling code +374