|Flag of Stavropol Krai|
|Adopted||December 29, 1994|
The flag of Stavropol Krai is a rectangular bunting, gold in color, on which is depicted a white rectangular cross. The ratio of the breadth of the flag to its length is 2:3. The following proportions of the sides of the cross to the dimensions of the flag are used: vertically 5.5:4.1:5.5; horizontally 7.5:4.5:13. In the center of the cross is found a colored or monochrome (all in gold) depiction of the coat of arms of Stavropol Territory, the edges of which shall not extend beyond the limits of the white field of the crossing. The ratio of the breadth of the flag to the height of the coat of arms is 16:6. The ratio of the length of the flag to the width of the coat of arms is 25:5.
The golden colour of the flag is related to the colour depicted on the coat of arms of the kray. It symbolizes Stauropolia as a sunny southern region of Russia, region of agriculture, golden ears of wheat, and the Golden Fleece. The golden colour symbolizes prosperity and fertility of Stavropolskiy Kray.
White colour symbolizes purity of intentions, peacefulness, and wisdom.
The cross reflects the name of the administrative centre of the kray Stavropol (Σταυροπολις (Stauropolis) means "the city of the cross" in Greek). It also denotes that Stavropol is the seat of North Caucasian eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church.
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