Flag of Karelia (GIF)



The Karelian flag (Russian: Флаг Карелии) is a dark-colored flag with three equal horizontal red, blue, and green stripes. The color red symbolizes the courage and power of the Karelians. Blue is a sign of purity and greatness. And green represents faith and hope. Also, green, together with blue, symbolizes Karelian nature. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on February 16, 1993. Karelia is a region divided between Russia and Finland, and the Russian side is a republic. Its capital is Petrozavodsk; its population is about 643,548 (2010); and its area is 172,400 km².

Keywords: GIF (Russian: гиф)

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