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Kamchatka Region (Russia)

Kamĉatskaâ oblasth

Last modified: 2006-07-29 by antonio martins
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Камчатская область

Flag of Kamchatka Region
image by António Martins, 18 Nov 2005
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Presentation of Kamchatka Region

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  • Name (english): Kamchatka Region • (russian): Камчатская область | Kamĉatskaâ oblasth
  • Capital (russian): Петропавловск-Камчатский | Petropavlovsk-Kamĉatskiĭ • (english): Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy
  • Area: 170 800 km2 (≅65 900 sq.mi.) • Population: 350 300 inhabitants in 2000  (these figures not including Koryakia)
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Far-East • Economic region: Far East
  • License plate code: 41 • Ham radio code: KT • ISO 3166-2 code: KAM
  • Flag adopted on 2002.02 • Coat of arms adopted on 2002.02

About the flag

On a page at the website of local newspaper Vesti, I think that this is the winning design of the arms of Kamchatka which are displayed there in black and white. They talk about the final adoption of the flag and arms of Kamchatka in February 2002. The flag should be blue and white with the arms on it.
Pascal Gross, 08 Feb 2002

At the official russian symbols website we learn that the regional flag of Kamchatka is indeed blue and white, horizontally set with the blue are half the white and an emblem on the upper hoist and 2:3 ratio, which was adopted on April 15th, 2004.
António Martins, 18 Nov 2005

emblem detail

Flag of Kamchatka Region
image by António Martins, 18 Nov 2005

The emblem is a modification of the arms. The version shown in the mentioned page seems to be itself a stylization or simplification of the 1913 (and previous) arms, which are much more like what’s common in recent russian subnational Heraldry.
António Martins, 18 Nov 2005

Unofficial flag?

Flag of Kamchatka Region
image by António Martins, 18 Feb 1999

This is the flag of the old Kamchatka free state (cf. Adolfo Duran via Michel Lupin via Falko Schmidt). According to SAVA newsletter 24 [sav], via Falko Schmidt, the flag is in use today.
Dirk Schönberger, 15 May 2000

Here «in use» may mean official use or not (I guess not), and it is not clear by whom it is used. Also «today» refers to the date of SAVA newsletter 24 (which was…?).
António Martins, 17 May 2000

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