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Ingushia (Russia)

Ingus^etia^, G|alga|ai~ Monn

Last modified: 2003-01-25 by antonio martins
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[Flag of Ingushia]
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 | G|alga|aĭ 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]
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