وتووێژی داڕێژە:Country data Azerbaijan

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Flag of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic made by Mammad Amin Rasulzade
First meeting of the parlament of Azerbaijan Democractic Republic. Observe the crescent on the middle field of the flag
Delegation from Azerbaijan Democtatic Republic in Paris in 1919. See the photo of the flag behind
See the flag with the small crescent on the red field behind soldiers of ADR

The original flag of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (from 9 November 1918 till 28 April 1920) was with the crescent on the red field. See the flag made by the chairman of the National Council of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic Mammad Amin Rasulzade in the Museum of the History of Azerbaijan.

Also you can see the photo of the flag on the photo of the first meeting of the Azerbaijani parlament on the 7th December 1918 - the crescent is small and on the middle field.

In the photo of Delegation from Azerbaijan Democtatic Republic in Hôtel Claridge [Avenue des Champs-Élysées] during Paris Peace Conference (1919) you can see the picture of flag behind the members of delegation.

Also here is an article about Flag of Azerbaijan (Whitney Smith. Flag Lore Of All Nations. — Millbrook Press, 2001. — С. 13. — 112 с. — ISBN 9780761317531):

AZERBAIJAN (ah-zer-bie-JAHN): Ali Bay Huseynzada, the leading nationalist of Azerbaijan, created its modern national flag. The colors of that tricolor stood for the Turkic people (blue), their lslamic faith (green), and the commitment to modernization. In the center of the flag was the traditional Muslim star and cresent. The eight points stood for the eight Turkic peoples, including the Azerbaijanis. This flag was used from 1918 to 1920, when Azerbaijan was independent, and it was revived on February 5, 1991. After the fall of the Soviet Union, independence for Azerbaijan under this flag was proclaimed on August 30, 1991.

As you see even Whitney Smith claims that the modern national flag was used from 1918 to 1920.

We can also see the flag with the crescent on the red field behind the soldiers of ADR (See attached photo).

But this variant with the large crescent, that used in this template about ADR is wrong, it is just a variant, but not the correct flag. The file File:Flag of Azerbaijan 1918.svg should be replaced with the File:Flag of Azerbaijan.svg. --Interfase (لێدوان) ‏١١:٢٩، ٢٢ی ئازاری ٢٠١٤ (UTC)