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Emblem of Kazakhstan

 

Emblem of Kazakhstan

Emblem of Kazakhstan
Details
Armiger Republic of Kazakhstan
Adopted 4 June 1992
Crest Pentagonal star
Escutcheon Kazakh: Шаңырақ
Supporters Wind Horse
Motto ҚA3AҚCTAH

The emblem of Kazakhstan was adopted on June 4, 1992. The authors of the emblem are Jandarbek Melibekov and Shota Walikhanov. About 245 projects and 67 description designs of the future arms took part in the final competition.[1] Prior to 1992, Kazakhstan had a coat of arms similar to all other Soviet Republics.

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Overview

The emblem is an image of shanyrak (Kazakh: Шаңырақ, şañıraq; more often seen in the Russian transcription, Шанырак, shanyrak), the upper dome-like portion of a yurt, against a sky blue background which irradiates (in the form of sun rays) uyks (supports) set off by wings of mythical horses, possibly inspired by the Tibetan Wind Horse symbol. The circle shape of the Emblem is a symbol of a life and eternity. The shanyrak symbolizes well-being of family, peace and calmness.

A design very similar to the Kazakh shangyraq is used in the flag of the neighboring Kyrgyzstan; it is known as tunduk in Kyrgyz.

The colour version of the national emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan consists of two colours: gold and sky blue. The golden colour corresponds to a light, clear future of Kazakh people, and the blue sky colour is a symbol of aspiration to the peace, consent, friendship and unity with all people. [2]

The name of the country in Kazakh, ҚA3AҚCTAH, is in the lower part of the coat of arms.

See also

References

  1. ^ Official site of the Akimat of Pavlodar Province - National emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  2. ^ Official site of the President of Kazakhstan - National emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan

External links

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