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Tver Region (Russia)

Тверская област&

Last modified: 2021-07-24 by valentin poposki
Keywords: tver | tverh | monomaq | crown (yellow) | crown: 2 stems | throne | kalinin | Тверь |
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Flag of Tver Region image by Tomislav Šipek, 1 April 2020
See also: External links:
  • Heraldry page, at the official regional website
    reported by Dov Gutterman, 18 December 1998

Presentation of Tver Region

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  • Name (English): Tver Region • (Russian): Тверская область | Tverskaâ oblasth
    Capital (Russian): Тверь | Tverh • (English): Tver • (former name): Kalinin | Калинин (1931-199X)
  • Area: 84 100 km² (~32 500 sq.mi.) • Population: 1 582 000 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Region (область | oblasth) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Northwestern Region • Economic region: Center (central European Russia)
  • License plate code: 69 • Ham radio code: TV • ISO 3166-2 code: TVE
  • Flag adopted on 1996.12.23 • Coat of arms adopted on 1996.12.23

Tver is between Saint Petersburg and Moscow, surrounded by the regions of Novgorod, Smolensk, Pskov, Jaroslav, Vologda and Moscow.
Pascal Vagnat, 26 June 1997

Description of the flag

In December 23rd 1996, the Legislative meeting of Tver region (Zakonodatelhnoe Sobranie Tverskoj oblasti) confirmed coat of arms and flag of region. The coat of arms presents the golden throne on the red shield, the Monomakh head-dress is lying on the seat.
Poslednie Izvestiâ agency, 23 December 1996

According to Le cabinet des drapeaux communique… 14/98 and 15/98 [cdd], the flag and the coat of arms were adopted on the 28th November 1996. The flag is vertically divided yellow-red-yellow (1:2:1) with the coat of arms of the region in the middle of the red stripe. The coat of arms is described: «gules a throne or with a cushion vert on which is the cap of Monomakh».
Pascal Vagnat, 13 October 1998

Coat of arms

CoA of Tver Region image by Pascal Gross