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Kemerovo Region (Russia)

Kemerovskaâ oblasth

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

Flag of Kemerovo Region
image by Pascal Gross, 08 Oct 2002
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Presentation of Kemerovo Region

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  • Name (english): Kemerovo Region • (russian): Кемеровская область | Kemerovskaâ oblasth
  • Capital: Кемерово | Kemerovo • (former name): Ŝelkov | Шелков (<1932)
  • Area: 95 500 km2 (≅36 900 sq.mi.) • Population: 2 967 700 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Siberia • Economic region: West Siberia
  • License plate code: 42 • Ham radio code: KE • ISO 3166-2 code: KEM
  • Flag adopted on 2002.06.07 • Coat of arms adopted on 2002.06.07

Kemerovo Region is the homeland of the Shor people (Ŝorcy, in russian), one of the largest russian peoples without it’s own republic or autonomous district.
António Martins, 18 Feb 1999

Description of the flag

At there are images of arms and flag of Kemerovo oblast and, if I understand correctly, these symbols have been adopted 07.06.2002.
Pascal Gross, 07 Oct 2002

Flag is blue and red vertically (1:2), flag ratio 1:2.
Jan Zrzavy, 07 Oct 2002

Coat of arms detail

CoA of Kemerovo Region
image by Jens Pattke, 07 Oct 2002

The shield has its central part black, lower part green, and two upper triangles are red, the fields are spearated by golden lines.
Jan Zrzavy, 07 Oct 2002

The other parts of the coat of arms are golden.
Pascal Gross, 07 Oct 2002

According to text of Law: «Lower part of the wreath tied with ribbon of Lenin Order. »…« Date of foundation of the Kemerovo oblast, 1943, written on central part of ORDER’S RIBBON» Ribbon of Lenin Order is red with two thin gold stripes on each edge.
Victor Lomantsov, 08 Oct 2002

At there is information about the former arms of the oblast, adopted in 1994, together with an undocumented flag design.
Victor Lomantsov, 23 Dec 2002

Kuzbas flag proposal?

Unknown Kemerovo flag
image by António Martins, 18 Feb 1999

At (I don’t know how official this website is) the white-black-green flag is pictured together with a coat of arms totally different from the official one.
Pascal Gross, 07 Oct 2002

It is arms of the oblast, adopted in 1994.
Victor Lomantsov, 23 Dec 2002

In the accompanying text, there is no info about approving these symbols of the Kemerovo Region. I guess that the white-black-green tricolore is somebody’s personal invention — a combination of the “traditional” (= civil war) flag of Siberia (white over green) with a black stripe (standing for coal industry)…
Jan Zrzavy, 07 Oct 2002 and 09 Oct 2002

This flag is clearly a variant of the siberian colors, consisting of unequal stripes of white (5) black (2) and green (5), with a ratio of 3:5. About the meaning of the superimposed black stripe I can only speculate that it relates to coal, being the north of this region very industrialized and harbouring a large coal mining basin — kuzbas.
António Martins, 18 Feb 1999

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