Flag of Tajikistan
|Design||A horizontal tricolour of red, white and green; charged with a crown surmounted by an arc of seven stars at the centre. |
The national flag of Tajikistan was adopted in November 1992, replacing the flag of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic of 1953. The tricolour preserves the choice of colours in the Tajik Soviet flag. 
The red represents the unity of the nation; the green represents the fertile valleys, while the white represents both the snow and ice of the mountains and the colour of cotton. The crown represents the Tajik people, as the name Tajik is connected with Persian tâj "crown" in popular etymology.