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Arkhangelsk Region (Russia)

Arqangelhskaâ oblasth

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

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Presentation of Arkhangelsk Region

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  • Name (english): Arkhangelsk Region • (russian): Архангельская область | Arqangelhskaâ oblasth
  • Capital (russian): Архангельск | Arqangelhsk • (english): Arkhangelsk
  • Area: 410 700 km2 (≅158 500 sq.mi.) • Population: 1 443 300 inhabitants in 2000  (these figures not including Nenetsia)
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Northwestern Region • Economic region: North (northern European Russia) (in the soviet era: Northwest)
  • License plate code: 29 • Ham radio code: AR • ISO 3166-2 code: ARK
  • Flag not adopted yet • Coat of arms unknown

The islands Franz Joseph Land (Zemlâ Franca-Ĭosifa | Земля Франца-Йосифа) and New Land (Novaâ Zemlâ | Новая Земля) are part of Arkhagelsk Region, but not part of Nenetsia (which is an autonomous district dependent also from Arkhagelsk Region, and the mainland opposite to all of them). Other nearby islands, Kolguev and Baĭgaĉ — smaller and closer to the shore —, do belong to Nentsia. According to my newer Russian atlases, all these islands are (very sparsely) inhabited exclusively by russians, except for New Land, that harbours a small nentsi community in its southern tip. Any local flags would be town flags (that may exist, but I doubt that it is a priorily for local leaders).
António Martins, 07 Aug 1999

No regional flag

Arkhangelsk region has not the flag.
Aleksey Peshkov (from the official regional website), 08 Feb 2002

Mistaken report

Flag of Arqangelhsk Region?
image by António Martins, 06 Jun 1999

White saltire on 1:2 red, as displayed at the Catalonian Vexillological Association’s on-line database on Russian flags, at
António Martins, 16 Nov 1998

Unlike many other reports, the very single reference ever found about this flag was the above mentioned ACV website, and re-reports spunning from it. I sincerely think it is a fake — there are just too many other examples of this situation for it to be an occasional misidentification or a genuine rarity.
Victor Lomantsov, 26 Nov 2002

Flags like this were used by several youth pro-president organizations, led by movement Идущие вместе (=Gone together).
Lomantsov Victor, 14 Jan 2005

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