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Koryakia (Russia)


Last modified: 2006-07-29 by antonio martins
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Flag of Koryakia
image by Gvido Petersons, 07 Apr 2000
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Presentation of Koryakia

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

  • Name (english): Koryakia • (russian, short form): Корякия | Korâkiâ • (russian, long form): Корякский автономный округ | Korâkskiĭ avtonomnyĭ okrug
  • Local official language: Koryak
  • Capital: Палана | Palana
  • Area: 301 500 km2 (≅116 400 sq.mi.) • Population: 28 000 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Autonomous District (автономный округ | avtonomnyĭ okrug) within Kamchatka Region
  • Federal District: Far-East • Economic region: Far East
  • License plate code: 82 • Ham radio code: KJ • ISO 3166-2 code: KOR
  • Flag adopted on 1999.06.06 • Coat of arms adopted on 1999.06.06

This Area was established in 1930. Fishing is the mainstay of the economy.
Stuart Notholt, 26 Sep 1995

About the the flag

In the new volume of Vexilologie (120) [vex], there is an article by Mikhail Revnivtsev [rev01] about some Russian regional flags is published. New data on Koryak Autonomous District: symbols adopted 1999 (June 6). The flag colors are light blue and white, and the reindeer (not deer) head is red (not marroon!) and the flag ratio is 2:3. [Unlike what is shown in [mir00].]
Jan Zrzavy, 17 Jul 2001

This flag looks good, quite good indeed. It’s probably the first time we gain, vexillographically speaking, when replacing an image from the Aspirant chart [eba94] with an official flag. Though their Koryak flag didn’t look bad either…
Antonio Martins, 08 Apr 2000

Former flag?

Flag of Koryakia
image by James Dignan and Stuart Notholt

The Koryak have been reported as flying a white flag with a green stripe at the bottom. On the white stripe is a golden sun; oddly enough this is visually identical with the sun device on the flag of Namibia.
Stuart Notholt, 26 Sep 1995

This flag is listed under number 132 at the chart Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as: «Chav’ Chu”v [Koryakia] (Koryaks) - Kamchatka».
Ivan Sache, 15 Sep 1999

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