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Evenkia (Russia)

Эвенкия - Êvenkiâ

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Flag of Evenkia
image by J. J. Andersson and António Martins, 20 Jan 2003

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Presentation of Evenkia

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  • Name (english): Evenkia • (russian, short form): Эвенкия | Êvenkiâ • (russian, long form): Эвенкийский автономный округ | Êvenkiĭskiĭ avtonomnyĭ okrug
  • Local official language: Evenki
  • Capital: Тура | Tura
  • Area: 767 600 km2 (≅296 300 sq.mi.) • Population: 18 000 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Autonomous District (автономный округ | avtonomnyĭ okrug) within Krasnoyarsk Territory
  • Federal District: Siberia • Economic region: East Siberia
  • License plate code: 88 • Ham radio code: EW • ISO 3166-2 code: EVE
  • Flag adopted on 1995.03.23 • Coat of arms adopted on 1998

This vast but sparsely populated territory was established in 1930. The majority of the inhabitants are Russian settlers, the Evenki being a minority.
Stuart Notholt

Description of the flag

According to Mikhail Revnivtsev’s paper in Vexilologie 104: 1985-1986 (June 1997) [rev97], the horizontal stripes are light blue - white - dark blue (27:34:27); the kumalan (red-white ceremonial carpet) has eight “rays”; the flag ratio is 2:3. The colors of the flag symbolize polar days and nights, the kumalan (which itself stands for Sun) is a symbol of Evenki culture. The flag has been approved by the Suglan, the district assembly, on March 23rd, 1995 (decree Nº 83-3). The gaps between kumalan and the blue stripes’ margins seem to be identical to the width of the outer margin of the kumalan, but this measure is not given.
Jan Zrzavy, 10 Mar 2002

The author of the evenkian flag is an artist, Sergei Salatkin (Сергей Салаткин).
Victor Lomantsov, 10 Mar 2002

According to Jiri Tenora [jtn02], the emblem in the middle of the Evenkia flag is a sun symbol.
Ivan Sache, 18 Apr 2002

Distance from the egde of the kumalan is unstated (as also its diameter) but Jan Zrzavy says it seems to be identical to the kumalan’s outer ring thickness.
António Martins, 10 Mar 2002

Former flag?

Former flag of Evenkia
image by Rick Wyatt

This flag, with the upper stripe in light blue, is listed under number 120 at the chart Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as: «Evenkia (Evenki [Tunguses]) - Central Siberia».
Ivan Sache, 15 Sep 1999

Coat of arms

CoA of Evenkia
image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 27 Mar 2001

Adopted in 1998.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 27 Mar 2001

Coat of arms in 1992-1998

Old CoA of Evenkia
image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 27 Mar 2001

Emblem of Evenki Autonomous Okrug of Russian Federation 1992-1998. The date 1930 refers to formation of the National Okrug within RSFSR.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 27 Mar 2001