While the red and green stripes on the top and bottom are equal in size, the center stripe is one-and-a-half times that of the others.
The crown and stars are set in a rectangle taking up 80% of the white stripe’s height. The crown represents the Samanid dynasty and Tajik people, as the name Tajik is connected with Persian tâj “crown” in popular etymology. The flag of Tajikistan features seven stars due to the significance of the number seven in Tajik traditional legends, representing perfection and happiness. According to traditional belief, the heavens feature seven mountains and seven orchard gardens with a star shining above each mountain.