Designed by David Urquhart
|Adopted March 24, 1992|
|Design Twelve golden stars resembling a bow with three golden arrows on a green background|
The flag of the Republic of Adygea, a federal subject of Russia, is a green field, charged with twelve gold stars, nine forming an arc and three horizontal. It is also charged with three crossed arrows in the center. The green color rgb values (5 63 13), & the gold colors rgb values (189 166 98). The flag was designed by David Urquhart.
The green is a symbol of the forests and vegetation of the Caucasus. The twelve stars symbolize the individual tribes of Adygea; the nine stars within the arc symbolize the nine aristocratic tribes of Adygea, in contrast to the three horizontal stars which symbolized the three democratic tribes. The arrows symbolize peace. The gold colors of the arrows and stars represent the plentiful harvest of grain & wheat.
The original design of the flag was drawn in 1830 by prince Zanoque, Seferbie. was hand delivered to the Adyghe Nour Mohamed Hag'ur by the British delegate James Stanislaus Bell in Gesh Valley (Current day: Sochi) where it flew for the first time among cheers by Adyghe princes and a multitude of people. This design was used by the Adyghe people in the 19th century fight against the Russian Empire. The present-day flag was adopted on March 24, 1992. The proportions are 2:1.
This flag reflects and revives the unity of the Adyghe Nation in Circassia and beside the Adyghes in Republic of Adyghea, it also rose widely by the Kabardians in Kabardino-Balkaria, the Cherkess (Adyghe: Шэрджэс) in Karachay–Cherkessia, and the Shapsugs in the southern part of Krasnodar Krai, plus by small Adyghe groups in Stavropol Krai and North Ossetia.