Banner o Kazakhstan
The current banner o Kazakhstan or Kazakh flag (Kazakh: Қазақстан байрағы, Қазақ байрағы, Qazaqstan bayrağı) wis adoptit on 4 Juin 1992, replacin the banner o the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic. The flag wis designed bi Shaken Niyazbekov.
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The naitional flag o the Republic o Kazakhstan haes a gold sun wi 32 rays abuin a soarin golden steppe eagle, baith centered on a sky blue backgrund; the hoist side displays a naitional ornamental pattern "koshkar-muiz" (the horns o the ram) in gold; the blue color is o releegious significance tae the Turkic fowks o the kintra, an so seembolizes cultural an ethnic unity; it an aa represents the endless sky as well as water; the sun, a source o life an energy, exemplifies wealth andplenitude; the sun's rays are shaped like grain, which is the basis o abundance an prosperity; the eagle haes appeared on the flags o Kazakh tribes for centuries an represents freedom, pouer, an the flight tae the future. The width o the flag tae its length is 1:2.
The pattern represents the airt and cultural traditions o the auld khanate an the Kazakh fowk. The licht blue backgrund stands for the various Turkic fowks that make up the present-day population o the kintra, includin the Kazakhs, Tatars, Mongols, Uyghurs, Uzbeks an ithers. Amang these fowk blue haes a releegious significance, representin the sky god Tengri, "the eternal wide blue sky", an water as well. The licht blue color an aa seembolizes cultural an ethnic unity o Kazakhstani fowk.
The sun represents the source o life an energy. It is an' a' a seembol o wealth an abundance; the sun's rays are like grain which is the basis o abundance an prosperity.
Fowk o different Kazakh tribes haed the golden eagle on their banners for centuries. The eagle seembolizes the pouer o the state. For the modern naition o Kazakhstan the eagle is a seembol o independence, freedom an flight tae future.