The Flag of Zabaykalsky (Transbaikalia) Krai Is Official Since December 22, 1995 as Flag of Chita Oblast, The law on the coat of arms and flag of the Zabaykalsky Krai was adopted by the Legislative Assembly of the region on February 11, 2009.

The flag of the Zabaykalsky Krai (Chita Oblast 1995-2008) is a rectangular panel divided like a fork into three parts: two horizontal stripes of the same width - upper green, lower red; the flagpole has a yellow isosceles triangle with a height equal to half the length of the cloth, the base of which coincides with the edge of the flagpole.

The ratio of the width of the flag to its length 2: 3

Zabaykalsky Krai was created on March 1, 2008 as a result of a merger of Chita Oblast and Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug, after a referendum held on the issue on March 11, 2007.


The flag drawing and its color image are taken from the element of the palisade depicted on the shield of the historical coat of arms of the Transbaikal Region, approved on April 12 (24), 1859 by Emperor Alexander II. The colors of the flag repeat the basic colors of the coat of arms of the Trans-Baikal Territory, symbolizing the natural features of the region:
yellow - the boundless steppe;
green - taiga, rich fauna;
red - energy-containing bowels.

The heraldic meaning of colors also extends to the symbolism of flag colors:
yellow - a symbol of wealth and justice;
green - a symbol of hope, joy, abundance;
red - a symbol of courage and fearlessness

Flag of Agin-BuriatiaEdit

The flag of the Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug was a rectangular panel of three equal vertical stripes: left - blue, middle - yellow and right - white. In the upper left corner of the banner there is a symbol - soyombo, whose top point is in the middle of the blue strip at a distance of 1/20 of the flag width from the top edge of the banner.

Soyombo is a symbolic image of a burning flame, as a source of human life, yellow in size: height 1/3 of the flag width, circle diameter 1/6 of the flag width.

The ratio of the width of the flag to its length 2: 3

The 1996 FlagEdit

The flag of the Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug was a rectangular panel of their three equal horizontal (upper - white, middle - blue and lower - red, colors of the Flag of the Russian Federation) and vertical yellow stripes. The vertical yellow strip is on the left side (on the side of the shaft) of the panel and has a width equal to one third of its width. On the upper part of the yellow strip (opposite the white strip) there is a symmetrical symbolic image adopted by the indigenous peoples of the south of Transbaikalia, the symbol of the source of human life (humanity). The ratio of the width of the flag (banner) and its length is 2: 3

The flag was brought into compliance with the Federal Constitutional Law of December 25, 2000 No. 2-FKZ “On the State Flag of the Russian Federation”, article 8 of which contains the requirement that: “... The State flag of the Russian Federation cannot be used as the heraldic basis of the flags of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation Federation ... ”, although this law has no retroactive effect.

The Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug and Chita Oblast where Dissolved in March 1, 2008

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