|Azerbaijani Flag Order|
Azərbaycan Bayrağı Ordeni
Azerbaijani Flag Order medal
|Awarded by President of Azerbaijan|
|Eligibility||Azerbaijani government's civilian personnel, citizens and non-citizens, foreign civilians|
|Awarded for||sustained, selfless service of the highest order, long lasting contributions to restoration of independence of Azerbaijan, development and progress in economic, scientific, socio-political fields, distinguished acts in defending the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan Republic, service in keeping the order in the republic, protecting borders of the country and distinguished military service|
|Description||eight-pointed star with an engraved Azerbaijani flag insignia|
|Established||December 6, 1993 (Decree No. 756), revised on February 6, 1998|
|Next (higher)||Shah Ismail Order|
Ribbon bar of the order
History and status
Azerbaijani Flag order was among several medals and orders, requested to be reviewed and created by the President Abulfaz Elchibey on November 10, 1992 by a Presidential Decree No. 370. The order was created by the Decree No. 756 of the President of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev and ratified by National Assembly of Azerbaijan on December 6, 1993. The Azerbaijani Flag Order is given to the citizens of Republic of Azerbaijan, foreign nationals and non-citizens for the following services:
- long lasting contributions to restoration of independence of Azerbaijan;
- special contributions to the social and political development;
- distinguished contributions to the military science and development of military equipment;
- distinguished acts in defending the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan Republic;
- distinguished service in keeping the order in the country;
- protecting borders of the country and distinguished military service.
The order is pinned to the left side of the chest. If there are any other orders or medals, the Azerbaijani Flag Order follows Shah Ismail Order (Azerbaijani: Şah İsmayıl Ordeni; Order of Shah Ismail).
Azerbaijani Flag order is made of two layers of silver plates in the form of eight pointed stars bathed in pure gold, with composition of national ornaments. The bottom layer is colored in white and the top one is colored in blue stripes. The striped come towards the center, onto another layer depicted in form of Azerbaijani flag, colored in its blue, red and green colors. The rear side of the order is polished and has an engraved order number and words Azərbaycan Bayrağı.
The composition is attached to a blue-red-green colored watered silk ribbon bar with five edges. The order comes in size 27 mm (1.1 in) by 47.5 mm (1.87 in), the ribbon bar - 27 mm (1.1 in) by 9 mm (0.35 in).
- Zakir Garalov, General Prosecutor of Azerbaijan
- Kamaladdin Heydarov, Minister of Emergency Situations of Azerbaijan
- Servicemen of Azerbaijani Armed Forces
- Servicemen of the Ministry of National Security of Azerbaijan Republic
- Ibad Huseynov, National Hero of Azerbaijan
- Ramil Usubov, Minister of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan
- Eldar Mahmudov, Minister of National Security
- Shahin Sultanov, Commander of the Azerbaijani Navy
- "Azərbaycan Respublikasının orden və medallarının təsis edilməsi haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASININ QANUNU" [Law of Azerbaijan Republic on creation of medals and orders of Azerbaijan Republic]. Archived from the original on 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
- "Azərbaycan Respublikasının "Azərbaycan Bayrağı" ordeninin statutunun və təsvirinin təsdiq edilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikasının qanunu" [The Law of Republic of Azerbaijan on the description and status of Azerbaijani Flag order of Azerbaijan Republic]. Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
- "Prezident İlham Əliyev Kəmaləddin Heydərovu "Azərbaycan Bayrağı" ordeni ilə təltif edib" [President Ilham Aliyev awarded Kamaladdin Heydarov with "Azerbaijan Flag" order]. Azeri Press Agency. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
- "Azərbaycan Respublikasının hərbi qulluqçularının "Azərbaycan Bayrağı" ordeni ilə təltif edilməsi haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI PREZİDENTİNİN FƏRMANI" [Presidential Decree of Azerbaijan Republic on awarding military servicement with Azerbaijan Flag order]. Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
- "QANUNVERİCİLİK" [Legislation]. Archived from the original on 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
- M. Aliyev (2010-06-17). ""Azərbaycan bayrağı" ordeni almış qəhrəmana həsr olunmuş "Əsgər" filminin təqdimatı keçirilib" ["Soldier" film on the hero who had received "Azerbaijani Flag" Order was presented]. Trend News Agency. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
- "Usubov Ramil İdris oğlu" [Ramil Usubov Idris oglu]. Archived from the original on 20 December 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
- "Azərbaycan Respublikası Müdafiə Nazirliyinin hərbi qulluqcularının təltif edilməsi haqqında AZƏRBAYCAN RESPUBLİKASI PREZİDENTİNİN FƏRMANI" [Order of the President of Azerbaijan Republic on awarding military servicemen of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan Republic. June 22, 2006]. Archived from the original on October 9, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
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