Category Archives: Asia

Ports in Afghanistan

Afghanistan, a landlocked nation situated at the crossroads of Central, South, and West Asia, lacks direct access to the sea. Despite its lack of coastline, Afghanistan has historically relied on neighboring countries’ ports to facilitate trade and access international markets. Historical Importance of Ports: Throughout history, ports have played a crucial role in Afghanistan’s trade… Read More »

The Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating archaeological discoveries in human history. Discovered near the Chinese city of Xian, this monumental collection of terracotta warriors and horses stands as a powerful testament to the power and legacy of the First Emperor of China. In this article, we will reveal the secrets and… Read More »

How to Get to Elbrus, Russia

The fastest and most convenient way to get to the Elbrus region is by plane. The nearest major airports are in Nalchik (130 km) and Mineralnye Vody (200 km). However, it is worth choosing the latter, since an order of magnitude fewer flights fly to Nalchik, for the most part these are UTair airlines. Mineralnye… Read More »

Afghanistan History

Afghanistan – national flag In the period 1929-92, the flag of Afghanistan was divided into three parts with the colors black, red, green, from 1973 in horizontal stripes. The colors symbolized tradition, the blood of the holy martyrs, and Islam, respectively. Countryaah: What does the flag of Afghanistan look like? Follow this link, then you… Read More »

Armenia History

Armenia – national flag According to a2zgov, the history of the Armenian tricolor dates back to 1885, but then with partly different colors. The flag in its current form was first hoisted in 1918 with the creation of the Transcaucasia and was officially reintroduced in 1990. The colors are said to go back to ancient… Read More »

Azerbaijan History

Azerbaijan – national flag The flag was in use 1918-20 and was reintroduced in 1991. Blue alludes to the kinship with the Turkmen people. Red symbolizes cultural development. Islam is expressed by the color green as well as by the crescent and the star, whose eight branches represent eight ethnic groupings. Countryaah: What does the… Read More »

Bahrain History

Bahrain – national flag The flag originates in its current form from 1932. Previously, the dividing line could also be straight. With the most recent change of flag in 2002, the dividing line now has only five thanks, one for each of Islam’s five pillars. A serrated division also occurs in the state coat of… Read More »

Bangladesh History

Bangladesh – national flag The flag was adopted in 1971. The green tablecloth symbolizes the country’s vegetation as well as youth and power and is also the color of Islam. The red disc, the sun of independence, expresses the struggle for freedom. Countryaah: What does the flag of Bangladesh look like? Follow this link, then… Read More »

Bhutan History

Bhutan – national flag The flag was set in the 1960’s, but its symbols were in use as early as the 1800’s. The saffron color stands for the king’s worldly authority, and orange is the color of Buddhism. The dragon, which illustrates the country’s name, “the land of thunder dragons”, holds pearls in its claws… Read More »

Myanmar History

Burma – Prehistory Burma’s prehistory is among the worst explored in Southeast Asia, and dating of finds is fraught with great uncertainty. In 1937-38, an American expedition found a series of roughly hewn tools from both the older and younger Paleolithic in the river terraces along the east side of the Irrawaddy River from Magwe… Read More »

Cambodia History

Cambodia – national flag In 1993, Cambodia reintroduced its old flag, which was in use from 1948-70. The flag is based on older flags and shows in the middle the temple Angkor Vat. Between 1970 and 1993, Cambodia was communist-ruled and had alternating red (and blue) flags, as well as the temple in the center.… Read More »

China History

China – state flag The flag of the People’s Republic of China was adopted in 1949. The color red stands for revolution, but it also has an old tradition, as it was the color of the Han Dynasty. The big star today symbolizes the leadership of the Communist Party. The four little stars stand for… Read More »

Cyprus History

Cyprus – national flag The flag was first hoisted in 1960 at the island’s independence from Great Britain. Neutral colors were chosen for the sake of the two population groups. The white color symbolizes peace and neutrality, and the yellow copper. The olive branches are an ancient symbol of peace. Countryaah: What does the flag… Read More »

Georgia History

Georgia – national flag The Georgian national flag is the so-called five-cross flag, which was introduced in January 2004 after the Rose Revolution. The flag is white with a large red cross, in whose four squares are four small, straight-armed crosses. It is known from the 1300’s; the great cross is a Georgian cross, with… Read More »

Hong Kong History

Hong Kong – History The area was sparsely populated until 1842 and served as a base for English and American opium smugglers. After the Opium War, Hong Kong was ceded to Britain in 1842; with the end of The Arrow Warin 1860 the southern end of the Kowloon Peninsula followed, and in 1898 Britain received… Read More »

India History

India – national flag The flag was officially hoisted for the first time in 1947 and is one of the first to be based on the flag of a political party (Congress Party). The current colors were introduced in 1933, and a spinning wheel in the center of the flag was replaced in 1947 by… Read More »

Indonesia History

Indonesia – national flag The flag was officially hoisted for the first time in 1945. The red and white flag is said to date back to the 1200’s, and in 1922 it was hoisted by an Indonesian freedom movement in the Netherlands. The flag was taken over by the Indonesian Nationalist Party of Java in… Read More »

Iran History

Iran – national flag The flag was adopted in 1980 after the revolution the year before. The green-white-red flag has been known in Iran since the 1700’s, and the tricolor pattern dates back to the Constitution of 1907. The Arabic inscription around the white stripe reads “God is great”, a total of 22 times. In… Read More »

Iraq History

Iraq – national flag Iraq’s current flag is from 1991. It has the pan-Arab colors, which symbolize the revolution, the glorious future and the tradition. The country’s first flag from 1919 contained a red, triangular field similar to Jordan’s flag, but with two stars in the field. In 1963, the triangle, after the Egyptian model,… Read More »

Israel History

Israel – national flag Israel’s national flag was officially established by the country’s independence in 1948. The flag is formed on the basis of a flag that was displayed in 1897 at the first Zionist Congress in Basel. The basis of the pattern is the Jewish prayer shawl, tallith. In the middle is the belly… Read More »

Japan History

Japan – national flag Japan’s flag was officially adopted in 1854, and its use expanded in 1870. The flag is called Hinomaru, ‘Sun disk’, and is an example of a so-called mon, a stylized emblem of Japan’s ancient form of heraldry. The sun disk has been an imperial symbol since the 1300’s. The white color… Read More »

Jordan History

Jordan – national flag The flag has been official since 1928. The colors are the Pan-Arab and originate from the revolutionary flag that Husayn ibn Ali introduced in 1917. His son Abdallah ibn Husayn changed the order of the colors to the current one and added the seven-pointed star, which stands for Islam. seven main… Read More »

Kazakhstan History

Kazakhstan – state flag The flag was adopted in 1992. The blue color represents the cloudless sky and symbolizes freedom and equality for all people. The bird, which is a steppe eagle, and the golden sun stand for the love of freedom of the Kazakh people and for the high ideals of the people. The… Read More »

Kuwait History

Kuwait – state flag The flag was introduced in 1961. The colors are the pan-Arab: the black represents Kuwait’s battlefields, the green stands for the country’s pastures, the red is wet with the enemy’s blood and stands for the country’s future, the white is the symbol of the people’s deeds. Countryaah: What does the flag… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan History

Kyrgyzstan – state flag The flag was adopted in 1992. The yellow disc in the middle, the Sun, stands for light and eternity. The forty rays symbolize the forty tribes that were united to the Kyrgyz nation. In the bird’s eye view, a bird’s eye view is taken from a herb, a traditional Kyrgyz shepherd’s… Read More »

Laos History

Laos – national flag The flag was introduced in 1975, when the country became a People’s Republic. It dates back to the 1950’s and is identical to the flag of the People’s Revolutionary Party. The red color stands for the blood sacrificed in the struggle for independence, the blue stands for prosperity, and the white… Read More »

Lebanon History

Lebanon – national flag The flag was officially adopted in 1943. Due to. strife between the country’s religious groups chose a neutral biblical symbol, Lebanon’s cedar. The symbol was first used on a flag in 1861, and it stands for strength, immortality and holiness. The red and white colors symbolize self-sacrifice and peace. Countryaah: What… Read More »

Malaysia History

Malaysia – national flag The flag was officially introduced in 1963. The 14 stripes and the star’s thank you stand for the federal government and the 13 states of the union. The yellow color symbolizes the nine sultanates, the red and the white are the old Malaysian colors, and the blue represents the unity of… Read More »

Mongolia History

Mongolia (National Flag) The flag was officially adopted in 1992, when the communist star at the top of the emblem was removed. The flag originates in its current form from 1940. The red color stands for progress and prosperity, and the blue is the national color of the Mongols. With the yellow color, which represents… Read More »

Nepal History

Nepal (Natural Geography) Nepal can be divided into three natural geographical zones. At the border with India lies a narrow zone of fertile lowlands, the Terai, which is the northernmost part of the Ganges Plain. The area is Nepal’s granary, intensively cultivated and very densely populated; almost half of the country’s population lives here. Here… Read More »