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Afghanistan 1931-1973

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[Afghanistan 1930-1973] 2:3
by Mark Sensen
Flag adopted 31st October 1931

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The 1963 Constitution describes the flag of 1931-1973 thus:

Article 4
The flag of Afghanistan is tricolor (black, red and green) all pieces joined together vertically from left to right in equal proportions; the breadth of each strip equalling half of its length, having in the middle the insignia of the mehrab (an arch in a mosque where the praying congregation stands, facing the Kaaba in Mecca) and the mender (a many tiered pulpit placed to the right of the mehrab in a mosque, from which addresses are delivered) in white, flanked by two flags and ensconced in two sheaves of wheat.
The entire constitution can be read at the Afghan Website.

Devereaux Cannon, 8 December 2001

I wonder why the 1963 Constitutional description does not mention the date in Arabic numerals below the mihrab. This was supposed to have been removed only in