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Taymyr (Russia)

Taĭmyriâ, Dolgan-Neneciâ

Last modified: 2006-07-29 by antonio martins
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Таймыр, Долгано-Ненеция

Taimyr flag
image by Pascal Gross and Blas Delgado Ortiz, 06 Mar 2002
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Presentation of Taymyr

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  • Name (english): Taymyr • (russian, short form): Таймыр | Taĭmyr, Долгано-Ненеция | Dolgano-Neneciâ • (russian, long form): Таймырский (Долгано-Ненецкий) автономный округ | Taĭmyrskiĭ (Dolgano-Neneckiĭ) avtonomnyĭ okrug • (local, short form): Таймыр | Taĭmyr
  • Local official languages: Nentsi and Dolgan
  • Capital: Дудинка | Dudinka
  • Area: 862 100 km2 (≅332 800 sq.mi.) • Population: 43 000 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Autonomous District (автономный округ | avtonomnyĭ okrug) within Krasnoyarsk Territory
  • Federal District: Siberia • Economic region: East Siberia
  • License plate code: 84 • Ham radio code: TM • ISO 3166-2 code: TAY
  • Flag adopted on 2000.05.23 • Coat of arms adopted on 1998.03.25

Taymyr was set up in 1930.
António Martins, 11 Mar 2000

A sparsely population region, the Taimyr Autonomous region has a population comprising five ethnic groups, Russians (Slavs), Nentsky, Yakuts, Evenki and Dolgany.
Stuart Notholt, 25 Nov 1995

Dolgans and Nenets are a different peoples (Dolgans from the turkic language group, altaic language family; Nenets from the samoyed language group, uralic language family). The territory was named after both and also after the local toponym Taymyr Peninsula. The official name is Таймырский (Долгано-Ненецкий) автономный округ (Taĭmyrskiĭ (Dolgano-Neneckiĭ) avtonomnyĭ okrug), making the short name Taymyr vary handy.
António Martins, 11 Mar 2000

The islands Severnaâ Zemlâ (Northern Land) are part of Taymyr (itself part of Krasnoyarsk Region). According to my newer Russian atlases, these islands are (very sparsely) inhabited exclusively by russians. Any local flags would be town flags (that may exist, but I doubt that it is a priority for local leaders).
António Martins, 07 Aug 1999

Description of the flag

I received yesterday from the Administration of Tajmyr (Dolgan-Nenets) autonomous district of the Russian Federation the flag of this autonomous district. This flag was authorized by the Decision Nº 4-053-P on May 23rd, 2000. The coat of arms of this autonome district was authorized on March 25th, 1998.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 2002 Mar 06

From Mikhail Revnivtsev’s paper in recent issue of Vexilologie 120 [vex]: Taymyr Autonomous District - light blue flag, the white circle has diameter identical to 1/2 of the flag width, flag ratio 2:3. Adopted 23-05-2000.
Jan Zrzavy, 14 Jul 2003

It shows on the light blue background a white disk (the sun?) behind the goose, and four rays on the cardinal positions.
Rob Raeside, 06 Mar 2002

Incomplete report

incorrect Taimyr flag
image by Pascal Gross, 07 Jun 2000

The source for this image was unsure.
Pascal Gross, 06 Mar 2002

In the new volume of Vexilologie [vex], there is an article by Mikhail Revnivtsev [rev01] about some Russian regional flags is published. New data on Taymyr (Dolgan-Nenets) Autonomous District - no flag! (There is only the arms, blue shield with the Siberian goose and "Arctic sun" emblem, but the reported armorial banner is not official district flag.)
Jan Zrzavy, 17 Jul 2001

Former flag?

Old Taimyr flag
image by Rick Wyatt

The Taimyr flag has been reported as comprising three stripes of white over green over white, with a red stripe at the hoist.
Stuart Notholt, 25 Nov 1995

This flag is listed under number 127 at the chart Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as: «Taimyr (Dolgano-Nenets) - North Siberia».
Ivan Sache, 15 Sep 1999

Also a flaf white - green - white with red band at hoist is atribued to Taymir (1992) and to the “Republic of Nenets” (Emblèmes et Pavillons 44 [eep]).
Jaume Ollé, 27 Feb 2000

This flag and “Republic of Nenets” are fictions! I think it is a fantasy of O. Tarnovsky…
Victor Lomantsov, 07 Apr 2000

Another former flag?

Flag of Yamalo-Nenets
image by Željko Heimer, 22 Jul 1996

Taymir has blue - white - blue flag and central device (two concentric red circles).
Jaume Ollé, 27 Feb 2000

This flag, in medium blue, is listed under number 86 at the chart Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as: «Yamalo-Nenets (Yamals & Nenets) - North Russia».
Ivan Sache, 15 Sep 1999

This flag is a fiction! I think it is a fantasy of O. Tarnovsky…
Victor Lomantsov, 07 Apr 2000

Noril’sk city
(Norilhsk | Норильск, a county-status city)

Norislk city flag
image by Jens Pattke, 13 Sep 2002

Image from the website of K. Mochenov’s Union of Russian Heraldists.
Jens Pattke, 13 Sep 2002

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