State symbols

Emblem of Uzbekistan

The state emblem of Uzbekistan was adopted on January 2, 1992. It is similar to the emblem of the previous Uzbek SSR. Like other post-Soviet republics whose symbols do not predate the October Revolution, the current emblem retains some components of the Soviet one. Prior to 1992, Uzbekistan had an emblem similar to all other Soviet Republics.

The emblem is in the form of a circle and mainly bears the national colors blue, white, and green, replacing the Soviet motto “Workers of the world, unite!” where the red ribbon previously stood. On the left there is a cotton plant and to the right wheat borders the insignia, cotton and wheat are the two major agricultural products of the country.

It is surmounted by the star of Rub El Hizb (۞), a symbol of Islam, which a majority of Uzbeks profess.

In the center, a right-facing khumo, a bird symbolizing happiness and love of freedom, is displayed with wings outstretched. Enclosed by the khumo’s wings is a depiction of the rising sun over mountains. Two rivers, the Amu Darya and Syr Darya, flow from the mountains and crepuscular rays emanate from the sun.

The khumo is perched on a banner at the base of the cotton and wheat borders which bears the national colors and the name of the country in Latin (Oʻzbekiston) script.

Flag of Uzbekistan

The flag of Uzbekistan (UzbekOʻzbekiston davlat bayrogʻi) consists of three horizontal blue, white and green bands separated by two thin red fimbriations, with a crescentmoon and twelve stars at the canton. Adopted in 1991 to replace the flag of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR), it has been the flag of the Republic of Uzbekistansince the country gained independence in that same year. The design of the present flag was partly inspired by the former one.

State Anthem of Uzbekistan

The State Anthem of the Republic of Uzbekistan (UzbekOʻzbekiston Respublikasining Davlat Madhiyasi) came into being when Uzbekistan was a republic of the Soviet Union. Upon independence in 1991, lacking any other suitable candidate, the tune of the old Uzbek SSR anthem, composed by Mutal Burhanov, was retained with new lyrics written by Abdulla Oripov.

This anthem is broadcast when Uzbek radio and television stations sign on at 5:55 a.m.

I
My sunny free land, happiness and salvation to your people,
You are a warmhearted companion to your friends!
Flourish forever with learning and creativity,
May your glory shine as long as the world exists!

Chorus:
These golden valleys – dear Uzbekistan,
The courageous spirit of your ancestors is with you!
When the great power of the people raged,
(You did) have charmed the world!

II
The faith of an open-hearted Uzbek does not die out,
The young free generation is a strong wing for you!
Beacon of independence, the guardian of peace,
Lover of truth, Oh motherland, flourish forever!

Chorus