The wikipedia:flag of wikipedia:Afghanistan (Pashto: د افغانستان بيرغ, Persian: بيرق افغانستان) was adopted by the wikipedia:Afghan Interim Administration on December 22, 2001. This flag is similar to the one flown in Afghanistan during the wikipedia:monarchy between 1930 and 1973. The difference is the addition of the wikipedia:shahadah at the top of the wikipedia:coat of arms (seen in gold/yellow) in the center. This flag consists of three stripes of the colors black, red, and green. This has been present on most flags of Afghanistan in the last twenty years. The center emblem is the classical wikipedia:emblem of Afghanistan with a wikipedia:mosque with its wikipedia:mihrab facing wikipedia:Mecca.
Afghanistan has had more changes of its national flag during the 20th century than any other country in the world. It has had a massive 20 different flags since the first flag when the wikipedia:Hotaki dynasty was established in 1709 that made Afghanistan independent.