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Krasnodar Territory (Russia)

Krasnodarskii~ krai~

Last modified: 2003-03-01 by antonio martins
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Flag of Krasnodar Region
by Pascal Gross, Pascal Vagnat and Dirk Schönenberger, 21 May 2000
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Presentation of Krasnodar Territory

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  • Name (english): Krasnodar Territory • (russian): Краснодарский край | Krasnodarskiĭ kraĭ
  • Capital: Краснодар | Krasnodar
  • Area: 76 000 km2 (≅29 300 sq.mi.) • Population: 5 058 400 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Territory (край | kraĭ) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Northern Caucasus • Economic region: Northern Caucasus
  • License plate code: 23 • Ham radio code: KR • ISO 3166-2 code: KDA
  • Flag adopted on 1995.06.01 • Coat of arms adopted on unkn. date

Description of the flag

The flag of the Krasnodar territory is horizontally blue over purple over green, the central stripe being double of each of the two others, the coa of the territory over all in the middle. The coat of arms is a bit complicated and is quite the same than the historical coa of the former territory of Kuban. The flag was adopted on the first of June 1995. Proportions 2:3.
Pascal Vagnat, 27 Jun 1997

The middle stripe should be red-raspberry. It is difficult to know exactly to what corresponds this colour. Jiri Tenora says that this colour is either dark red (R+) or purple (P). He says that this is malinorot (from Russian malina, raspberry + German Rot, red), the typical colour of the East German Civil Defence.
Pascal Vagnat, 09 Apr 1999

I've just saw the Mayor of Soc^i on TV; behind him, the russian national flag and the regional flag of Krasnodar: I can confirm the light reddish purple malinorot, the medium dark green of the bottom stripe, and this greyish/lightish sort of blue.
António Martins, 26 Jul 1999

The coat of arms on the flag is all golden with black fimbriations according to the Law of the Territory of Krasnodar on the symbols of the Territory of Krasnodar (4th April 1995). According to Jiri Tenora, the colour form of the coat of arms is only to be found in the Legislative Assembly and official publications. Everywhere else (shops, means of transport, et c...), it is golden. The height of the coat of arms on the flag is ca. 3:4 the height of the flag. Source: [kda97]
Pascal Vagnat, 09 Apr 1999

One of the elements of the coat of arms is a ďĺđíŕ÷ | pernac^, a kind of cossack sceptre.
António Martins, 12 Mar 2000

Variation without the arms

Flag of Krasnodar Region
by António Martins, 21 May 2000

I found in the web an image of the flag of Krasnodar, but without the arms in the center.
Pascal Gross, 09 Apr 1999

(Анапа, a county-status city)

Flag of Anapa
by Pascal Gross, 12 Feb 2000

Anapa is on the site of the old Greek colony Gorgippia, hence the ancient ship (trireme?). Quoting from Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (1988):

Anapa is a seaport on the Black Sea coast, formerly a Turkish fortress founded to maintain Turkish relations with Caucasian region 1781; twice captured and restored by Russia, finally remained Russian by terms of Treaty of Adrianople, 1829.
Jarig Bakker, 12 Feb 2000