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Orenburg Region (Russia)

Orenburgskaâ oblasth

Last modified: 2020-02-28 by rob raeside
Keywords: orenburg | coat of arms: marten | marten | flags: 2 (crossed) | crescent: points to upper dexter | cross: orthodox |
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Оренбургская область

Flag of Orenburg Region image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 January 2020

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Presentation of Orenburg 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): Orenburg Region • (Russian): Оренбургская область | Orenburgskaâ oblasth
  • Capital: Оренбург | Orenburg • (former name): Ĉkalov | Чкалов (1938-1957)
  • Area: 124 000 km2 (~47 900 sq. mi.) • Population: 2 216 800 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Volga • Economic region: Ural
  • License plate code: 56 (in the soviet era: ОБ ОГ | OB OG) • Ham radio code: OB • ISO 3166-2 code: ORE
  • Flag adopted on 1997.10.27 • Coat of arms adopted on 1996.12.23

About the flag

Law on flag of the Region (law #190/58-03) was adopted with Decision of Legislative Assembly #190 (29 October 1997) «on Law on flag of the Region» and confirmed by governor V. Elagin on 17 November 1997. According to article #1 of this Law:

The flag of Orenburg Region is red rectangular field (length:height = 3:2). There is full coat of arms of the Region in the centre of the flag. The coat of arms are depicted on both sides of the flag. Height of coat of arms is 6/10ths of flag-height.
My note: in fact red shield of coat of arms have thin white border.
Victor Lomantsov, 26 Mar 2000The flag of Orenburg Region is based on the photos:
Tomislav Šipek, 21 January 2020

Coat of arms detail

CoA of Orenburg Region
image by Pascal Gross

Modern coat of arms were adopted by Legislative Assembly of the Region (Zakonodatelnoe Sobranie) on December 23rd, 1996. The coat of arms:

Gules, two crossed Banners Or charged with Russian state coats of arms of XIX century, accompanied in chief with Cross of the second and in base with Crescent of the second. A Chief Argent charged with Marten Azure eyed and tongued Gules. The shield ensigned with Emperor’s crown and decorated with Oak-wreath Or tied with Ribbon Azure.
Looks like the old coat of arms of Orenburg Governorate (Orenburgskaâ guberniâ) granted on October 12th, 1867. These arms differ only with situation of the crescent: in 1867 it was “upside-down”.
Victor Lomantsov, 05 May 2002