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Flag of Murmansk Oblast
Murmanskaya Oblast'
Adopted June 4, 2004 [1]
Designed by P. Abarin [2]
Proportions 2:3

The flag of Murmansk Oblast, Russia, is a rectangle with width/length proportions 2:3 consisting of two horizontal stripes: blue (upper), and red (lower). The widths of the stripes are 4:1 correspondingly. The blue stripe is defaced with stylized aurora borealis; its width is 2/5 of the flag length.

SymbolismEdit

  • The blue is a symbol of beauty and greatness.
  • The red is a symbol of courage and strength.
  • Aurora borealis symbolizes that the oblast is located to the north from the Arctic Circle.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Flag of Murmansk Region at Flags of the World
  2. Murmanskaya Oblast at vexillographia.ru
  3. The law of Murmanskaya Oblast of the Oblast Coat of Arms and Flag at the official site of the government of Murmanskaya Oblast
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