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Kaluga Region (Russia)

Kaluẑskaâ oblasth

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Калужская область

Flag of Kaluga reg. image by Tomislav Šipek, 10 April 2020
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Presentation of Kaluga Region

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  • Name (English): Kaluga Region • (Russian): Калужская область | Kaluẑskaâ oblasth
  • Capital: Калуга | Kaluga
  • Area: 29 900 km2 (~11 500 sq.mi.) • Population: 1 071 400 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Central Region • Economic region: Center (central European Russia)
  • License plate code: 40 • Ham radio code: KG • ISO 3166-2 code: KLU
  • Flag adopted on 2004.01.30 • Coat of arms adopted on 2001.12

About the flag

The flag of Kaluga oblast has been adopted on 30 January 2004. It is made of three horizontal stripes R/W/V, the middle white stripe being 1/6 of the height of the flag. Ratio is 2:3.
Pascal Gross, 05 Feb 2004

Crown taken from city arms (adopted 1777: Azure, a Fess wavy Argent accompanied in the top with an Emperor’s Crown).
Pascal Gross, 17 Mar 2003

Similar flags


Unwisely similar to the (pre-existent) flag of another Russian “federal subject”, Tataria, also red over green divided by a thin white stripe (but 7+1+7, instead of Kaluga’s 5+2+5). The presence of the crown and the different ratio (Tataria flag is 1:2) might not be difference enough…
António Martins, 26 Jan 2004


Also similar to the new flag of Chechnya, which was adopted later the same year (2004).
António Martins, 23 Dec 2005


One also has to wonder what the people of Tajikistan think about this new flag.
James Dignan, 26 Jan 2004

Indeed: A crown, red-white-green horizontal stripes… The relative widths are completely different, as also the crown’s details and position, but even so it is a interesting coincidence…
António Martins, 27 Jan 2004

Flag project in 2002

There is a text on line about the adoption of a flag for Kaluga oblast.
Pascal Gross, 07 Oct 2002

On a red field with a white stripe in the center (?) the arms (with prevailing green color). Note that the flag has been approved by the regional heraldic commission and will be further discussed by the All-Russian Heraldic Commission in St. Petersburg.
Jan Zrzavy, 07 Oct 2002