National emblem

National flag

National flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a rectangular cloth of blue color with the image of the sun with rays in the center, under which there is a soaring eagle. At the flagstaff you can see national ornament in the form of vertical stripe. The image of the sun, its rays, eagle and national ornament are of gold color. The ratio of width to length is 1:2.

Single blue color of the National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan reflects not only the commitment to unity, but also recalls the clear sky, which was and is always the personification of peace, tranquility and well-being.

In the language of heraldry blue and its shades correspond to human qualities such as honesty, loyalty and hope. The golden sun, bathed in its rays represents peace and wealth, and steppe eagle illustrtates generosity and vigilance, sincere thoughts of Kazakhstani people.

Author of the National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the artist Shaken Niyazbekov.

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, in June 4, 1992 signed the Law “On the National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, “On the National Coat of Arms of the Republic of Kazakhstan” and “On the musical edition of the National Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan.”


National Coat of Arms of the Republic of Kazakhstan

June 4, 1992 will forever remain in the history and memory of the people as the birthday of the National Coat of Arms of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Today’s Coat of Arms of the sovereign Kazakhstan is the result of great work, creative aspirations of two famous architects: Zhandarbek Malibekov and Shota Ualihanov. to win in this competition was not easy. Let us remember that 245 projects and 67 descriptions of the future coat of arms took part in the final competition

The coat of arms has the shape of a circle. The shape of shpere is considered to be the most perfect in the world. And circle as the closest element to this perfection, was especially appreciated by the nomads. Circle as an element of heraldry is used everywhere, and it has a special honor and respect among eastern nomads. It is a symbol of life and eternity. The central element, incorporated the basic idea of our emblem is shanyrak — circular top of the yurt. Shanyrak is a symbol of family well-being, peace and tranquility.

Artistically, effectively and beautifully illustrated tundyk — zenith hole of the yurt recalls the bright sun on a background of blue and peaceful sky. Top poles — uyk uniformly divergent from the center on a blue space of the Coat of arms (Emblem) resemble rays of the sun — the source of life and warmth. The authors were able to solve the problem of depicting kerege — movable trellised bases of yurt. Crosswise, threefold, kuldereushi of shanyrak symbolize the unity of three zhuzes which ensures its durability.

Thus, by the language of heraldry authors tried to reflect the peaceful nature of Kazakh people. They invite all nations of the republic to join under the general shanyrak, strive to become a strong powerful bearing the designs of our common home — Kazakhstan. Next part of the composite structure of the coat of arms is fantastic racers — tulpars with gold wings and with horns in the shape of a crescent.

Although the image of argamaks in the national symbols has a long history, however, this version of authors has caused great debates and controversy before it was adopted. Silhouette of horses in the language of heraldry has a deep meaning and content. It means courage of a lion, insight of a falcon, physical power and strength of a bull, quickness, speed and plastic of a deer, cunning and resourcefulness of a fox in the fight against the enemies. Gold wings of racer horses also remind sheaves of grain, gold heads, i.e. sign of work, abundance and material prosperity.

In the center of the coat of arms is five-pointed star. In the project there were located crescent and three small stars. During the discussion there were proposed variants of eight-pointed, seven-pointed, five-pointed stars. So stopped at the last one. Our heart and embrace is open to representatives of all five continents.

Color gamma of the Coat of arms consists of two primary colors — golden and blue. The first reflects the bright, clear future of our people. Blue sky equally belongs to all the people of the world. Its color in our Coat of arms personifies aspiration of Kazakhstan to peace, harmony, friendship and unity with all people of the planet.

National Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan


Lyricist: Zhumeken Nazhimedenov, Nursultan Nazarbayev

Composer: Shamshi Kaldayakov

Алтын күн аспаны,
Алтын дән даласы,
Ерліктің дастаны,
Еліме қарашы!
Ежелден ер деген,
Даңкымыз шықты ғой.
Намысын бермеген,
Қазағым мықты ғой!

Менің елім, менің елім,
Гүлің болып егілемін,
Жырың болып төгілемін, елім!
Туған жерім менің – Қазақстаным!

Ұрпаққа жол ашқан,
Кең байтақ жерім бар.
Бірлігі жарасқан,
Тәуелсіз елім бар.
Қарсы алған уақытты,
Мәңгілік досындай.
Біздің ел бақытты,
Біздің ел осындай!

Менің елім, менің елім,
Гүлің болып егілемін,
Жырың болып төгілемін, елім!
Туған жерім менің – Қазақстаным!  

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