The current flag of Mari El  was adopted by the Parliament of Mari El on 1 June 2011.

The symbol of the flag is a bear. The crown and the sword on the flag symbolizes nationhood and power, respectively. The base of the emblem is a shield which contains a sign which was there on the previous flag.

Historical Flags Edit

The previous flag of Mari El was a rectangular cloth with a width to length ratio of 2:3, divided horizontally into three bands: upper - blue, medium - white, bottom - dark red, in the ratio 3:4:3. In the white stripe a dark red Mari cross was placed, with a height of 1/3 of the height of the flag.

Rejected Proposals Edit

Flag Redesigns Edit

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