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Ingushia (Russia)

Inguŝetiâ, Gǀalgaǀaĭ Monn

Last modified: 2006-07-29 by antonio martins
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Инушетия / ГӀалгаӀай Монн

Flag of Ingushia
image by Ralf Stelter and António Martins, 21 Jan 2000
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Presentation of Ingushia

(Note: You need an Unicode-aware software and font to correctely view the cyrillic text on this page. See here transliteration details).

  • Name (english): Ingushia • (russian, short form): Инушетия | Inguŝetiâ • (russian, long form): Инушская Республика | Inguŝskaâ Respublika • (local, long form): ГӀалгаӀай Монн | Gǀalgaǀaĭ Monn
  • Local official language: Ingush
  • Capital (russian): Назрань | Nazranh • (english): Nazran
  • Area: 4 300 km2 (≅1 700 sq.mi.) • Population: 460 800 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Republic (Республика | Respublika) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Northern Caucasus • Economic region: Northern Caucasus
  • License plate code: 06 • Ham radio code: IN (but DX contest code: —) • ISO 3166-2 code: IN
  • Flag adopted on 1994.07.15 • Coat of arms adopted on 1994.08.26

The Ingush were one of the Caucasian Muslim peoples brought together in the Mountain ASSR of 1920. Four years later a separate Ingush region was established, and this in turn merged with Chechnya in 1924. In 1992 (?) the Ingush separated from the breakaway Chechen state — a wise move in view of the subsequent invasion by Russia of the latter.
Stuart Notholt

Description of the flag

The “wheel” inside that flag is a sun symbol. It is red, truly red.
Ralf Stelter, 27 Jun 1999

Incorrect depictions

On Flags of Aspirant Peoples

Flag of Ingushia on the Aspirant chart
image by Ralf Stelter and António Martins, 27 Apr 2000

This flag is listed under number 109 at the chart Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as: «Galgai Republic (Ingushes) - North Caucasus, Russia».
Ivan Sache, 15 Sep 1999

The “wheel” is red, truly red. It is errouneously shown in the Australian Flag Chart [eba94] in purple.
Ralf Stelter, 27 Jun 1999

On Winds of Change and other sources

The color plate on the book Winds of Change [rss96] (and maybe even on the law itself) is incorrect, contradicting the detailed description on the text — this is confirmed by analysis of real flags. I suppose that this error appeared by taking the similar but not identical sun-wheel from the coat of arms (similar cases occured with the flags of Tadjikistan and Chuvashia).
António Martins, 21 Jan 2000

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