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Ardahan (District Municipality, Turkey)

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Flag of Ardahan - Image by Tomislav Šipek, 6 March 2015

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Presentation of Ardahan

The municipality of Ardahan (41,770 inhabitants in 2012, 19,075 in the town proper; 11,914 ha) is located in north-eastern Anatolia, on the border with Georgia.

Ivan Sache, 21 February 2016

Flag of Ardahan

The flag of Ardahan (photo) is white with the municipality's emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".

The emblem of the municipality features the gate of the Ardahan fortress (photo). Described as "inaccessible" by the traveller Evliya Chelebi in the 17th century, the Ottoman fortress of Ardahan was seized on 8 May 1877 by the Russian Army.
The bee surmounting the fortress represents the Ardahan honey, celebrated in a yearly festival held in the town. Eastern Anatolia, as well as neighbouring Georgia and Armenia, is the diversification center of the Caucasian honey bee (Apis mellifera caucasia Pollmann, 1889; presentation), a subspecies of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758).

Tomislav Šipek & Ivan Sache, 21 February 2016

Former flag of Ardahan

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Flag of Ardahan, three versions - Images by Jens Pattke, 24 November 2012

The former flag of Ardahan (photo, photo) was white with the municipality's former emblem in the middle. "Belediyesi" means "Municipality".
Flags with the background either blue (photo) or yellow (photo) were also used.

Jens Pattke, 24 November 2012

Ardahan University


Flag of Ardahan University - Image by Randy Young, 12 January 2016

Ardahan University (Ardahan Üniversitesi - ARÜ) was established on 22 May 2008. Its flag (photo, photo) is white with the university's emblem.

Esteban Rivera & Ivan Sache, 22 June 2017