Flag of Kalmykia (GIF)



The flag of Kalmykia (Russian: Флаг Калмыкии) is a yellow flag with a lotus flower in the center of a blue disk. The yellow color expresses the sun, the people, and the religious belief of the nation. The blue color represents the sky, eternity, and steadiness. Also, the lotus is a symbol of purity, spiritual rebirth, and happiness. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 1:2, and the flag was adopted on June 30, 1993. Kalmykia is a federal region (republic) of Russia. Its capital is Elista; its population is about 289,481 (2010); and its area is 76,100 km².

Keywords: GIF (Russian: гиф)

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