The National Emblem of the Republic of Abkhazia is a shield vertically divided into two equal white and green parts. The outline of the Emblem and the subject image are golden. At the bottom of the Emblem there is an eight-pointed golden Abkhaz star.
At the top there are two eight-pointed golden stars symmetrically placed on the white and green backgrounds.
In the centre of the Emblem there is a figure of horseman riding a flying magic horse Arash and shooting an arrow towards the stars.
The plot of the Emblem is related to the with the Abkhaz Nart saga of the Abkhaz. The green color of the Emblem symbolizes youth and life, the white color represents spirituality. The big eight-pointed star is a solar symbol of revival. Small stars symbolize unity of the two cultural worlds – the East and the West.
The ratio of length to height is 2:1. Seven alternating green and white stripes are placed along the length; four of them are green and the other three are white. The first upper stripe is green. Green and white stripes were an element in the flag of the Mountain Republic (1918) and Abkhazia was a part of it. The green color symbolizes life and the white color symbolizes the bright future of the country.
In the upper left corner near the flagstaff there is a bright red rectangle of 0, 38 length of the flag with the height equal to three stripes. In the centre of the red rectangle there is a white open palm in vertical position. Seven white five-pointed stars are placed in semicircle over the palm.
The open palm and seven stars on the red background have been adopted from the flag of the Abkhaz Kingdom (VII-X). The red color symbolizes military valor and the open palm represents peace, kindness and hospitality. The open white palm is also a symbol of the Abkhaz statehood which was established in the times of the Abkhaz Kingdom and is 12 centuries old.
Seven five-pointed stars represents seven historic regions of Abkhazia: Sadz (Jigetia), Bzyp, Guma, Abjiua, Samyrzakan, Dal-Tsabal, Pshu-Aibga. They cover the ethnic territory of the Abkhaz from river Khosta (border with the Ubykhs) to the river Ingur (border with the Mingrelians) and from the Black Sea to the Caucasus Mountains.
|Government & Institutions
People's Assembly - Parliament
Ministry of Interior
National Bank of the Republic of Abkhazia
State Committee of Sports and Youth
State Committee of Tourism
Embassy of Abkhazia in Russia
Embassy of Abkhazia in Venezuela
Embassy of Russia in Abkhazia
| Mass media
Abkhazian State TV
State Information Agency "Apsnypress"
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