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Magadan Region (Russia)

Magadanskaâ oblasth

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Магаданская область

flag of Magadan Region image by Tomislav Šipek, 11 February 2020
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Presentation of Magadan Region

(Note: You need an Unicode-aware software and font to correctly view the Cyrillic text on this page. See here transliteration details).

  • Name (English): Magadan Region • (Russian): Магаданская область | Magadanskaâ oblasth
  • Capital: Магадан | Magadan
  • Area: 1 199 100 km² (~462 900 sq.mi.) • Population: 227 200 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Far-East • Economic region: Far East
  • License plate code: 49 • Ham radio code: MG • ISO 3166-2 code: MAG
  • Flag adopted on 2001.12.29 • Coat of arms adopted on 2001.12.29

Description of the flag

Red background with a wavy bottom, just like in the city flag; shield of the arms in the upper hoist. Slightly soviet nostalgic in the flag design (even if Estonia and Latvia are as far as they could ever be), it is certainly so in the motives of the arms, depicting mining tools and tokens of “progress”. Though the law states 2:3, the image on the law page ( shows a slightly squeezed flag.
António Martins, 13 October 2002

The official documents about the flag and coat of arms of Magadan Region are Law of the Magadan Region from December 28, 2001 Nº 219-OZ (oblastnoĭ zakon | областной закон) About flag and coat of arms of the Magadan Region, which has come into force on December 29, 2001.
Michail Revnivtsev, 07 March 2002

The colours remain familiar to the inhabitant of Magadan as they remind of the subjects on the arms of the city of Magadan, except that the famous deer on red background has been replaced by the regional arms.
Pascal Gross, 30 January 2002, quoting from

Coat of arms detail

CoA detail image by Pascal Gross, 08 March 2002

The colours of the coat-of-arms are red, light blue and dark blue.
Pascal Gross, 08 March 2002

The coat-of-arms are red is made of 3 parts: On the red part symbolizes the principal industry of the region — the metal ore production — on two golden ingots, there is a silver ingot over a geologic hammer and a pick. On the blue part — 3 fishes — symbols of the maritime fertility of the region. On the light blue part — a plane as symbol of the main means of transportation in the region, and the hydrostation — symbol of the principal source of energy of the region.
Pascal Gross, 30 January 2002, quoting from

Soviet nostalgic emblem, depicting mining tools and tokens of “progress”.
António Martins, 13 October 2002