Flag of Mari El (GIF)



Mari El is a federal region (republic) of Russia. Its capital is Yoshkar-Ola, its population is about 728,000, and its area is 23,200 km². The Mari El flag is a white flag with a patterned red vertical stripe on the left. The state coat of arms in the middle of the flag contains a bear holding a sword and a heraldic shield. The bear is the symbol of the region, and the crown symbolizes the nation. The sword represents the power and willingness to defend the republic. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on June 1, 2011.


Keywords: Flag of Mari El (Russian: Флаг Марий Эл), GIF

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