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Gomel Region (Belarus)

Homel Voblast'

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Гомельская вобласць



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The Flag

image by Jens Pattke, 7 November 2005

On October, 20, 2005 by Decree number 490 by the President of the Republic, Belarus adopted new symbols in the Region of Gomel (or the Gomel Voblast'): coat of arms and flag of the Region of Gomel; coat of arms and flag of Rechitsa City and Rechitsa County; coat of arms and flag of Komarin settlement in Bragin County; coat of arms and flag of Uvarovichi settlement in Buda-Koshelyovo County; flag of city-settlement Oktyabr'sky. The flag of the Region of Gomel is green, 1:2 , in the centre of which is a full color image of the coat of arms of the Region of Gomel.
Mikhail Revnivtsev 7 November, 2005

image by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 25 August 2007

Well, if we follow the description on the page, we get something like the attached; there are not shades specified, so we'd have mostly standard colours. Should we do otherwise? Do we trust the oblast to be able to show a good screen representation of their flag?

Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg 25 August 2007

[Ed Note: This reply was sent after a visitor emailed us about the difference in color shade].


Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of the Region of Gomel is green shield with silver cross (silver cross in red shield - ancient coat of arms of Gomel City from 1590). In the centre of silver cross is small azure shield with laying gold lynx - this is modern coat of arms of Gomel City; In the top part of a cross is silver archer. In the left part of a cross is a black horn (from the coat of arms of Rogachyov City). In the right part of a cross is a black eagle (from the coat of arms of Mozyr City); in the bottom part of a cross is a pink banner with the horseman (Pursuit) (from the coat of arms of Rechitsa City and Rechitsa County). The shield is topped with the big gold city crown. The shield is framed by gold oak branches which have been tied up by a red medal tape of the Order of Lenin.
Mikhail Revnivtsev 7 November, 2005