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Калевальский национальный район

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District & flag

located in Northwestern Karelia, next to the border with Finland

It is the only district of Karelia with the majority of the native Karelian population, hence the designation "National" in its name.
Karelians45.1 %
Russians40.9 %
Belorussians6.6 %
Ukrainians4.4 %
non-Karelian population is concentrated exclusively in the urban settlements
Total population was 10,252 in 2005

The district has many lakes (1/6 of the area), taiga-type forests, rivers and swamps. Total area: 13,300 sq.km

The capital is in the small town of Kalevala (pop. 5,500) known, until 1963, as Ukhta (Uhtua) - the birthplace of the first Karelian independent government in 1918.

The District is named after an ancient epic Finnish poem - Kalevala.

The flag of the District is well described by Viktor Lomantsov (vexillographia.ru) and on the website geraldika.ru.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 25 Jan 2008