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Vladimir Region (Russia)

Vladimirskaa^ oblasth

Last modified: 2003-01-25 by antonio martins
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Flag of Vladimir region
by Arcady A. Petrov and Pascal Gross, 11 Apr 2000

See also: Other sites:
  • Regional Government website with a pages about the flag and the coat of arms
    reported by Mello Luchtenberg, 23 Nov 2002

Presentation of Vladimir Region

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  • Name (english): Vladimir Region • (russian): Владимирская область | Vladimirskaâ oblasth
  • Capital: Владимир | Vladimir
  • Area: 29 000 km2 (≅11 200 sq.mi.) • Population: 1 594 200 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Central Region • Economic region: Center (central European Russia)
  • License plate code: 33 • Ham radio code: VL • ISO 3166-2 code: VLA
  • Flag adopted on 1999.04.28 • Coat of arms adopted on unkn. date

Description of the flag

Summary Law Of Vladimir Region “On The Flag Of Vladimir Region” (adopted by the State Council of V.R. 28.04.99)

The flag of Vladimir Region is red rectangular bunting with light-blue strip at the hoist and width of one is equal to 1/8 of flag-length. The ratio of the breadth of the flag to its length is 1:2. In the middle of upper part of blue strip the Hammer and Sickle are placed. In the middle of red strip the gold image of coat of arms is placed, the width of one is 1/3 part of flag-length.
Michael Simakov, 25 Jan 2000

I don't fully understand why there should be a golden leopard on a golden coat of arms?
Dirk Schönberger, 31 Jan 2000

I have no information about the status of the plain red flag with coat of arms but, considering that the adoption date of the new flag is 28.04.99, one could guess that it was simply the official flag until that date.
Pascal Gross, 02 Feb 2000

Previous flag

Old flag of Vladimir region
by Arcady A. Petrov and Pascal Gross, 26 Apr 1999

The flag of Wladimir oblast is very similar to the Wladimir city: red with coat of arms in center. The coat of arms is the crowned lion. Around shield there’s a golden wreath with ribbon and above shield there’s a imperial golden crown.
Jaume Ollé, 24 Apr 1999

According to Mr. Arcady A. Petrov, from the Vladimir oblast website, the ratio is 1:2.
Pascal Gross, 26 Apr 1999

Coat of arms

Wladimir 1781: gules a lion rampant guardant or langued and armed azure crowned with an open royal crown holding a patriarchal cross argent.
Santiago Dotor, 18 Dec 1998

Flag of Vladimir city

Flag of Vladimir city
by Pascal Gross, 21 Jan 2000

In the center of a red flag, the main part of the city coat of arms. Proportions 2:3.
Michael Simakov, 16 Jul 1998, quoting the Statues of Vladimir city

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