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Kharkiv County (Ukraine)

Kharkivs'ka Oblast'

Last modified: 2003-07-12 by dov gutterman
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by Mello Luchtenberg and Valery M. Napytkin, 19 November 2000

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The Flag

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"The Kharkivs'ka oblast' flag was approved at 11 May 1999 by solution VI of session of regional council of XXIII convocation. It is a rectangular panel with attitude of width to length 2:3 crimson colour with the oblast' CoA in the center. The hight of the CoA equals 1/2 width of the flag."
Soviet era name: Qarhkov.
Dov Gutterman,18 November 2000

Literally the colour of the flag is "raspberry" (malinovyi). But the word "crimson" is correct too.
Victor Lomantsov, 16 December 2000

The flag is crimson and not pink as reported earlier and by the site of Ukrainian Heraldry.
Marc Tanneau, 27 June 2003

Coat of Arms

modified from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"The Kharkivs'ka oblast' CoA was approved at 05.11.1999 by solution VI of session of regional council of XXIII convocation. The arms of area represents the French board. On a vert field of a board are figured: crossed a or horn of abundance and the or Mercury's staff in cross, wings and snakes of staff are argent. The shield is framed by or edging. There is or oak leafage around of a shield, enframed by a blue ribbon. A shield is crowned by the gear, from both parties by which are two gramineous ears. On a background of a cone the book with the symbolical map of an atomic nucleus with electronic orbits is arranged.
Proportions of the CoAs are altitude to width 8:7, the rounded parts of the arms represent 1/4 circles with a radius of a circle equal 1/8 altitudes of the CoA."
Dov Gutterman,18 November 2000

The coat of arms differ from the arms as shown in the flag, e.g. the colour of the arms is grean instead of crimson.
Dirk Schonberger, 16 December 2000

It is very strange. Historical CoA of Kharkiv is green from 1780ths. I think the crimson flag have not full-coloured image of CoA but a 'contour' of CoA on crimson background.
Victor Lomantsov, 18 December 2000