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Historical Flags (Afghanistan)

Last modified: 2005-02-12 by santiago dotor
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Afghanistan has been deemed the winner of "the most frequent flag changes in the twentieth century" contest:

  • 1901-1919 Black field with central white emblem of mosque, flags and wreath.
  • 1919-1928 Same, except central emblem surrounded by eight pointed sunburst.
  • 1928-Sep.1928 Similar to 1901.
  • Sep.1928-Jan.1929 Vertical black, red, green. Central white emblem of mountains, sun, wreath, topped by a star.
  • Jan.1929-Oct.1929 Similar to 1919-1928.
  • Oct.1929-1930 Same three-striped field, but using earlier emblem surrounded by sunburst.
  • 1930-1973 Same three-striped field, central white emblem of mosque, flags, and wreath.
  • 1973-1974 Same as the previous one, without the date in the emblem.
  • May 1974-Apr.1978 Horizontal field, lower half green, upper half is black over red. Emblem in upper hoist of eagle, pulpit, wreath, sunburst.
  • Apr.1978-Oct.1978 Same as previous, no emblem.
  • Oct.1978-A