27th International Olympiad in Informatics

Sunday, July 26 - Sunday, August 2, Almaty, Kazakhstan

National symbols of the Republic of Kazakhstan

National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan
National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a piece of right-angled cloth of sky-blue colour with a picture of a golden sun with its 32 rays in the centre, with a soaring steppe eagle beneath. Flagstaff has vertical line with national ornament. The picture of sun, its rays, eagle and ornament are of golden colour. Width/length ratio of the flag is 1:2.

National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The central element comprising the main concept of the National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a picture of a shanyrak (the cupola of a yurta) o, from which uyks (body bracket) like sun rays are being radiated in framing of wings of mythical horses. The image of a shanyrak in the National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan implies an image of a common house of all people living in Kazakhstan. The happiness there depends on welfare of everyone, just like the strength of shanyrak depends on reliability of its uyks (body brackets).
In the National Emblem there is a picture of Tulpar, a mythical horse with wings. The same horses decorate the helmet of Issyk Golden Man. The wings symbolize a dream of building a strong, prosperous state. They are also an evidence of clear intentions and striving for the improvement and achievement of harmony within the community, with the nature and the world civilization. In the National Emblem of the republic there are depicted two mythical horses, as if thy guard the shanyrak from both sides. They also vividly express an idea of serving to the common house, the fatherland. To cherish the fatherland as an apple of eye and devotedly serve it, it is one of the important leitmotifs designed in the image of mythical horses.
In colour picture the National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan are of two main colours: golden and sky-blue. The first one stands for a bright, clear future. The blue sky is single for all nations in the world. Its colour in the National Emblem stands for Kazakhstan’s desire for peace, agreement, friendship, and unity with all nations in the planet.
National Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
(Linewise translation into English  language) 
Text: Nursultan Nazarbayev, Zhumeken Nazhimedenov
Composer: Shamshi Kaldayakov
Sky of golden sun,
Steppe of golden seed,
Legend of courage -
Take a look at my country!
From the antiquity
Our heroic glory emerged,
They did not give up their pride
My Kazakh people are strong!

My country, my country,
As your flower I will be planted,
As your song I will stream, my country!
My native land – My Kazakhstan!

The way was opened to the posterity
I have a vast land.
Its unity is proper,
I have an independent country.
It welcomed the time
Like an eternal friend,
Our country is happy,
Such is our country.
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International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI)

The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is an annual competitive programming competition for secondary school students. The first IOI was held in 1989 in Pravetz, Bulgaria.