Turkmenistan's flag
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February 19th 2017
Published: February 20th 2017
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Sunday was Turmenistan's Flag Day.

The Turkmen flag is a pretty cool flag (see photo). I like the red bit down the side - somewhat more detailed than the majority of flags. The Turkmen flag was created in 1991 after the fall of communism (prior to this the flag had looked more or less like every other Soviet flag - albeit with a blue line across it). The Turkmen have definitely gone in the world with regards to their flag.

The white cresent represents Islam, the five regions have a star each and the red patterns represent the carpet industry and each of the patterns represents one of the major tribes (Tekke, Yomud, Saryq, Choudur and Ersary). In Ashgabat, the captial city of Turkmenistan, there stands the 5th (possibly 6th) tallest flag pole in the world.

I have added Turkmenistan to the list of countries I would like to see one day. I imagine a Silk Road trek.

There's really not much more to say about it. It's a flag day.

Tomorrow: Viking training!


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