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Kirov Region (Russia)

Kirovskaâ oblasth

Last modified: 2020-02-28 by rob raeside
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Кировская область

Flag of Kirov Region image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 January 2020
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Presentation of Kirov Region

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  • Name (English): Kirov Region • (Russian): Кировская область | Kirovskaâ oblasth
  • Capital: Киров | Kirov • (former name): Vâtka | Вятка (< 1934), Marinsk | Маринск
  • Area: 120 800 km2 (~≅46 600 sq. mi.) • Population: 1 575 000 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Volga • Economic region: Volga-Vyatka
  • License plate code: 43 • Ham radio code: KI • ISO 3166-2 code: KIR
  • Flag unknown • Coat of arms unknown

About the flag

Here is news from Geraldika.RU about Kirov Region, as projects of flag and arms of the Kirov Region are being considered (25 Apr 2003):

The flag of the Kirov Region represents the rectangular cloth divided into three horizontal stripes: white, green and dark blue. In the centre of white color the heraldic shield of the arms is placed.
Jens Pattke, 27 Apr 2003

These projects were approved on 2003.06.26 and are now available on line. The Regional official website itself is also decorated with a nice image of a flag-like ribbon fluttering in background (see these three examples). These ribbon images, as well as photos of the real flag flying, prove that the shades of blue and green are regular ones, not the dull darkish hues used for the official image on line (where one can sniff the stench of thoughtless CMYK or PMS conversion to RGB). Specs are (1+4+1+1+1):12 = 2:3. Legal text on line (in .doc format).
António Martins, 04 Oct 2006

The flag of Kirov region shown above is based on the photos:
Tomislav Šipek, 23 January 2020

Coat of arms

Arms of Kirov Region image by António Martins, 04 Oct 2006