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Two blue bars in the middle of the flag;
adopted 1 August 1953
Željko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996
According to [fss]:
(Values given in %, which makes 99.9%. This is probably due to rounding
differnces. The three central stripes together were one-third of the flag
height, like the red portions each.)
Star is contained in imaginary circle of diameter 10% of flag height.
hammer and sickle in imaginary square of sides 16.6% of flag height. (Value probably
Vertical axis of star and H&S at 12.5% of flag length.
Centre of star is at point 10% of flag height from upper edge of flag.
[See also here.]
Mark Sensen, 20 Jun 2001
Is it true that the stripes stand for the rivers Amu Daria and Syr Daria,
which cross the country SE-NW from the Pamir to the Aral Sea?
António Martins, 19 Jun 2001
The Amu Darya runs along the northeastern border of Turkmenistan,
Greek name: Oxus, Arabic: Jayhun. (The Syr Darya — Greek: Jaxartes,
Arabic: Saihun — doesn’t flow through Turkmenistan…)
The other blue stripe may stand for the river Atrek, which forms the border
between Turkmenistan and Iran. Or the Caspian Sea, the western border of
Jarig Bakker, 31 Oct 2002
image by António Martins, 28 Oct 2002 |
No hammer, sickle and star on the
Mark Sensen, 25 May 1997
Officially reverse looked like obverse without star and hammer-sickle.
But in fact I never saw these flags without star, hammer-sickle. Real flags
(all 15) usually were either with reverse analogous
to obverse (but with star and hammer-and-sickle near the hoist) or with
reverse = mirrored obverse.
Victor Lomantsov, 30 Nov 2002
The emblem of the SSR was introduced 2 March 1937
(according to Hesmer [hes92])
and replaced was by the current one
on 19 February 1992. The SSR emblem already contained one of
the carpet designs featured in the
current flag and the current arms.
Marcus Schmöger, 16 Sep 2001
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