Mongolia is a landlocked country in Central Asia with one of the most symbolic flags in the world. The flag of Mongolia consists of 3 vertical rectangles of color including red, blue and red. On the left stripe, there is the national symbol of Mongolia called Soyombo. Mongolian flag officially adopted on January 12, 1992.
What does the Mongolia flag represent?
The Mongolian flag has three equal stripes. The middle blue symbolizes the color of land of the blue sky because you will see the clearest and bluest sky in Mongolia. The red stripe represents freedom and prosperity. Also, the red color is symbol of the Communist era and Mongolian People Republic.
What does Soyombo mean?
The meaning of Soyombo is the freedom of Mongolian people and its independence. It has several elements such as fire, sun, moon, earth, water, and yin-yang (ancient Chinese symbol).
As you see the fire on the upper part of the symbol, it symbolizes Mongolia past, present and future time. Fire for Mongolians means growth and success. The sun and moon are famous and ancient Mongolian symbols representing the sky. The two triangles symbolize sharpness like an arrow. The round shape explains as a pair of fish in Mongolia. The fish never close their eyes, so they can always be watch after Mongolia. In addition, the fish symbolizes the masculine and feminine part for reproduction. The two upright rectangles mean firmness and strength.
What other countries have a red flag? Is Mongolia communist?
Many countries of the world have red flags such as the Soviet Union, China, Germany, North Korea, and Vietnam, etc. Traditionally, red color is associated with communism. As we know the red star is the symbol of communist countries. Mongolia was one of the communist countries before the democratic revolution in 1990.
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