Republic of Nagorno
The Flag - By
flag of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh) was adopted on June
2nd 1991. It is derived from the flag of Armenia, which consists of three
equal horizontal stripes of red, blue and orange -- with a westwards pointing
step like arrow (white division), which signifies very graphically Karapagh's
current separation from Armenia, and its hopes for union with the Motherland.
The design also recalls that of the world famous (and very expensive) Armenian
The Artsakh flag is surely a good
example of what a national flag should be, it is highly distinctive and
individual and encapsulates its nation's history, culture and aspirations.
The coat-of-arms of the Republic
of Nagorno-Karabagh is made up of the following elements:
The eagle - which is the dominant
figure on the coat-of-arms. A symbol of pride and strength.
The shield - centred
on the chest of the eagle is a shield made up of three deferent elements;
The eagle stands on a bunch of different
agricultural products; on the right is a grapevine, on the left
is a brunch with white flowers (possibly an Apricot tree) and on
both sides corn stalks. These elements represent the lush and rich
soil of Nagorno-Karabagh, from which its name was derived. (Karabagh -
in Turkish/Azeri means "black garden")
A panorama of a mountain range, which
represent the topography of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh, from which
its name was derived, (Nagorno - in Russian means mountainous).
A stone monument of a male and a female
head, which represents the men and women of Karabagh, Its name is "We are
our mountains" and it is located in Stepanakert, the capital.
The tricoloured part with the white
step like arrow is the flag of Karabagh.