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Udmurtia (Russia)


Last modified: 2006-07-29 by antonio martins
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Flag of Udmurtia
image by António Martins, 21 Jan 2000
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Presentation of Udmurtia

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  • Name (english): Udmurtia • (russian, short form): Удмуртия | Udmurtiâ • (russian, long form): Удмуртская Республика | Udmurtskaâ Respublika • (local, long form): Удмурт Элькун | Udmurt Êlhkun
  • Local official language: Udmurtian (a.k.a. Votiac)
  • Capital (russian): Ижевск | Iẑevsk • (english): Izhevsk • (former name): Ustinov | Устинов (198X-199X)
  • Area: 42 100 km2 (≅16 300 sq.mi.) • Population: 1 627 200 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Republic (Республика | Respublika) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Volga • Economic region: Ural
  • License plate code: 18 • Ham radio code: UD • ISO 3166-2 code: UD
  • Flag adopted on 1993.12.03 • Coat of arms adopted on 26.04.1994

A Finno-Ugric people, the Udmurts used to be known as the Votyaks. They came under Russian rule in the 16th century. An Autonomous Province was organized in 1921. This became an ASSR in 1934 and in 1991 became part of the newly created Russian Federation.
Stuart Notholt, 25 Nov 1995

Description of the flag

The eight-rayed sun is inscribed on an imaginary square wide 5/6ths of the width of the central, white, stripe of the vertically three-stripped 1:2 flag. The construction of the this device itself is self explanatory, it consisting of five square blocks placed 1+3+1 notched in 90°.
António Martins, 21 Jan 2000

According to Jiri Tenora [jtn02], the sun symbol on the flag of Udmurtia is supposed to ward off fate.
Ivan Sache, 18 Apr 2002

This flag is listed under number 90 at the chart Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as: «Udmurtia (Udmurts) [Votyaks] - Central Russia».
Ivan Sache, 15 Sep 1999

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