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Flag of Astrakhan Oblast
Astrakhanskaya Oblast'
Adopted December 13, 2001
Designed by (unknown)
Proportions 2:3

The flag of Astrakhan Oblast is a rectangle of sky-blue colour with a golden crown in its centre, consisting of a hoop with three visible leaf-formed and golden mitra, fastened with five visible arches, and decorated with pearls, with green lining. Atop of mitra there is a golden orb with a cross. Under the crown there is an oriental silver sword with golden hilt turned to the right. The width of the crown and the sword should make 1/4 of length of the flag. Width/length ratio is 2:3.

The flag features the same elements as the coat of arms of the oblast.

SymbolismEdit

The sword stands for the ancient Astrakhan Khandom.

ReferencesEdit

Russia Federal subjects of Russia
Republics: AdygeaAltayBashkortostanBuryatiaChechnyaChuvashiaDagestanIngushetiaKabardino-BalkariaKalmykiaKarachay-CherkessiaKareliaKhakassiaKomiMari ElMordoviaNorth Ossetia—AlaniaSakhaTatarstanTuvaUdmurtia
Krays: AltayskiyKamchatkaKrasnodarKrasnoyarskKhabarovskPermPrimorskyStavropolZabaykalsky
Oblasts: AmurArkhangelskAstrakhanBelgorodBryanskChelyabinskIrkutskIvanovoKaliningradKalugaKemerovoKirovKostromaKurganKurskLeningradLipetskMagadanMoscowMurmanskNizhny NovgorodNovgorodNovosibirskOmskOrenburgOryolPenzaPskovRostovRyazanSakhalinSamaraSaratovSmolenskSverdlovskTambovTomskTulaTverTyumenUlyanovskVladimirVolgogradVologdaVoronezhYaroslavl
Cities of federal status: MoscowSaint Petersburg
Autonomous oblast: Jewish
Autonomous okrugs: ChukotkaKhanty-MansiNenetsYamalo-Nenets

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