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Astrakhan Region (Russia)

Astraqanskaâ oblasth

Last modified: 2020-02-27 by rob raeside
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Астраханская область

Flag of Astrakhan Region image by Tomislav Šipek, 18 January 2020
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Presentation of Astrakhan Region

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  • Name (English): Astrakhan Region • (Russian): Астраханская область | Astraqanskaâ oblasth
  • Capital (Russian): Астрахан | Astraqan • (English): Astrakhan
  • Area: 44 100 km2 (~17 000 sq. mi.) • Population: 1 019 400 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Northern Caucasus • Economic region: Volga
  • License plate code: 30 • Ham radio code: AO • ISO 3166-2 code: AST
  • Flag adopted on 2001.12.19 • Coat of arms adopted on 2001.12.19

About the flag

The flag of Astrakhan region is a banner of the historical Astrakhan arms — azure, a scimitar under a crown, both proper.
António Martins, 02 Jan 2003

The flag of Astrakhan Region shown above is based on the photo at https://astrakhanfm.ru/jekonomika-politika/54634-jeksport-produkcii-astrahanskogo-apk-vyros-bolshe-chem-napolovinu.html
Tomislav Šipek, 18 January 2020

Law text

THE LAW OF ASTRAKHAN REGION
«About flag and arms of the Astrakhan Region»

Is accepted by the Decision by State Duma of the Astrakhan Region in December 13, 2001 (N469)

The present Law on the basis of the Ustav of the Astrakhan Region proceeding from continuity of historical traditions of the Astrakhan Region, establishes symbols of the Astrakhan Region as subject of Russian Federation, their description and order of official use.

Chapter I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Clause 1 As symbols of the Astrakhan Region, stated both the authorities, are flag and arms of the Astrakhan Region.

Clause 2 The originals of a flag and arms of the Astrakhan Region, and also their description are stored (kept) in the Astrakhan state incorporated architectural museum reserve and are accessible to acquaintance to all interested persons.

Chapter II. FLAG of the ASTRAKHAN REGION

Clause 3. The flag of the Astrakhan Region represents a rectangular panel of light-blue colour, in the middle of flag the gold crown consisting of a hoop with three visible leaf-formed and gold mitre, fastened by five visible arches decorated with pearls, with green lining. Mitre crowned by a gold orb with a cross. Under the crown an eastern sword silver with gold hilt turned to the right. Dimensional width of the image of crown and sword (…) should make 1/4 parts of length of a panel of a flag. The relation of width of flag to its length — 2:3.

(…)

Chapter III. COAT OF ARMS of the ASTRAKHAN REGION

Clause 11. The arms of the Astrakhan Region represents four-coal, with oval by the bottom corners pointed in an extremity shield. In a light-blue field of a shield - gold crown consisting of a hoop with three visible leaf-formed and gold mitre, fastened by five visible arches decorated with pearls, with green lining. Mitre crowned by a gold orb with a cross. Under the crown an eastern sword silver with gold hilt turned to the right. Shield crowned by an imperial ring, the called Astrakhan cap.

(…)

Clause 19. The present Law inures from the date of his official publication.

The chapter of Administration of Region
(Governor) A. P. Guzvin

Astrakhan, 19.12.2001 (Reg. ? 62/2001-oz)


Coat of arms

CoA of Astrakhan Region image by António Martins, 02 Jan 2003

The coat of arms is «Azure an imperial crown proper and a scimitar argent hilted or in pale.»
Santiago Dotor, 17 Dec 98

Shield detail

Shield image by António Martins, 02 Jan 2003

Crown detail

Crown image by António Martins, 28 Dec 2002

This crown was made in Moscow in 1627 for czar Mikhail Fedorovich, element of his smart clothes.
Victor Lomantsov, 03 Jan 2003


 
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