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Rostov Region (Russia)

Rostovskaa^ oblasth

Last modified: 2002-12-20 by antonio martins
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Flag of Rostov Region
by Oleg Mysakov, 20 May 2000

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Presentation of Rostov Region

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  • Name (english): Rostov Region • (russian): Ростовская область | Rostovskaâ oblasth
  • Capital (russian): Ростов-на-Дону | Rostov-na-Donu • (english): Rostov-na-Danu
  • Area: 100 800 km2 (≅38 900 sq.mi.) • Population: 4 333 700 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Northern Caucasus • Economic region: Northern Caucasus
  • License plate code: 61 • Ham radio code: RO • ISO 3166-2 code: ROS
  • Flag adopted on 1996.10.10 • Coat of arms adopted on unkn. date

Notice that while the city name is Rostov-na-Danu, the Region is called simply Rostov Region.
António Martins, 18 Feb 1999

Description of the flag

The law on a flag was accepted on October 10, 1996. The flag of the Rostov area — represents a rectangular panel from three isometric horizontal strips: top — dark blue, average — yellow and bottom — scarlet colour. Such flag was developed still ataman (cossack chieftain) Krasnov in 1918. Each colour symbolized the following: dark blue — colour of Don’s cossack, yellow — Kalmyks, which were included into structure of Area of Don Forces (Voisko Donskoe), red — nonresident inhabitants. In 1996 the Krasnov flag was complemented by a white strip located vertically lengthways staff. On the size it makes 1/5 parts of width of a panel. The ratio of width of a flag to its length makes 2:3.
Oleg Mysakov, 12 Sep 1996

Law says "sinii~" (medium blue).
António Martins, 20 May 2000

Coat of arms

Rostov-na-Donu 1811 coat of arms: per pale azure a tower argent masoned sable with windows and gate of the same, with a flag argent a saltire azure flying from the top, and gules a demi-coat of mail over a bow and a lance and arrow in saltire, all argent, and a downright sword argent surmounted by a helmet or.
Santiago Dotor, 18 Dec 1998