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Republic of Kazakhstan

Last modified: 2020-12-12 by victor lomantsov
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Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana, formerly Akmola, current capital of Kazakhstan)

"Old" flag (before 2008)

[former city flag Astana] after "Wikipedia"; redrawn by Valentin Poposki

The Wikipedia shows the former flag [before 2008] of the City of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan at However, it seems that this is the photo of the actual flag, so I tried to make a reconstruction.
Valentin Poposki, 2 July 2006

[Astana flag] by Tomislav Šipek, 25 August 2016

The flag of Astana already has a descriptive featured on FOTW, but now I have presented the graphic layout. There is represented the old flag of Astana, as with blue emblem, as a source there is Wikipedia. But the page is a photograph with a different flag (red and gold rays on flag).
Tomislav Šipek, 25 August 2016

New flag, 2008

[Astana flag] by Tomislav Šipek, 25 August 2016

New flag and COA of Astana, Kazakhstan you can see on (original source:
Tomislav Šipek, 24 December 2008

New COA of Astana adopted July, 5, 2008 by Maslikhat (city council) of Astana. President of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbaev took part in disigning of the COA.
Victor Lomantsov, 30 December 2008

The (light) blue and yellow rayed background reminds of the Soviet Air Force flag (and Russian). A connection would not be unimaginable.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 December 2008

The CoA of Astana City -
Unfortunally no flag informations.
Falko Schmidt, 24 November 2002

The current flag and coat of arms - an official page
- their correct use being legislated here:
- Flag:
- CoA:
- graphic in "Wikipedia"
For additional information go to Astana (official website).
Esteban Rivera, 28 September 2015

Expo 2017 is an International Exposition scheduled to take place in 2017 in Astana), Kazakhstan. On 1 July 2010, during the 147th session of the General Assembly of member countries of the BIE, held at their headquarters in Paris, Kazakhstan announced its intention to participate in the bidding process to host the International Specialized Exhibition at Astana in 2017 through Rapil Jochibayev, head of project coordination., hence giving cities with counter-bids six months to respond. On November 22, 2012, Astana was chosen by the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) as the venue to host Expo 2017, which will focus on the theme "Future Energy". It is scheduled to be hosted from June 10 until September 10, 2017. Expo 2017 will be the first time that a major international exhibition of this kind is coming to a country from the former Soviet Union. More than 100 countries and 10 international organizations are expected to participate."
The flag is a horizontal white flag with the logo ( in the middle as seen here (fourth flag from left to right): (source:
For additional information go to: Expo 2017 (official website)
For other sources go to:,,,
Esteban Rivera, 21 January 2016

Flag after city renaming to Nur-Sultan, 2019

[seal of Nur Sultan City] after "Wikipedia"

Nur-Sultan or Nursultan (Kazakh: ұ-ұ; Russian: -), previously Astana[a] (Kazakh and Russian: ACTAHA), is the capital city of Kazakhstan.The city of Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan modified the CoA. Instead of the inscription "ASTANA" in Cyrillic letters, the inscription "NUR-SULTAN" in Latin letters is now used. A change of flag has not been reported.
new logo:
Rob Raecide and Jens Pattke, 9/30 July 2019

[flag City of Nur-Sultan] by Rob Raeside

The inscription on the coat of arms of the Kazakh capital will be changed. The Cyrillic inscription "ACTAHA" on the emblem of the capital will be changed to "NUR-SULTAN" in the Latin script. The remaining elements of the coat of arms are preserved in the previous version. On April 24, 2019, Saken Yesirkep, deputy head of the State Institution for the Development of Languages and Archival Affairs of the City of Nur-Sultan, according to the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 6 dated March 23, 2019 "On renaming the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan - the city of Astana - to the city of Nur-Sultan", as well as paragraph 3 The Law "On the Status of the Capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan" submitted for consideration by the Public Council of the city of Nur-Sultan the question of amending the decision of the Maslikhat of Astana dated June 5, 2008 No. 109/16-IV "On the symbols of the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan - the city of Astana."
Parallel to the modification of the coat of arms, the municipal flag was also changed. Instead of the old name ACTAHA now the new name NUR-SULTAN is needed on the flag. The remaining elements of the flag are preserved in the previous version.
References: Image at,
Jens Pattke, 25 October 2019

New flag for the capital of Kazakhstan, City of Nur-Sultan adopted on 03.05.2019, after it changed its name from Astana.
Valentin Poposki, 29 February 2019

The official law on the city symbols, but it seems to has been dated to when the symbols of the former name, Astana, were decided in 2008 and only replaced the city name in the legal document.
Zachary Harden, 29 February 2019

Almaty (formerly Alma-Ata)

[Almaty flag] by Tomislav Šipek, 26 August 2016

[Almaty flag] by Tomislav Šipek, 26 August 2016

[Almaty flag] by Tomislav Šipek, 26 August 2016

The flag of the city of Almaty is FOTW but this is an old version. Meanwhile, there have been two small changes in the flag and the number of flowers in the emblem representing the number of urban districts. The first change followed after 2008, and the other after 2014.
Tomislav Šipek, 26 August 2016


[Atyrau flag] by Tomislav Šipek

Here is flag of the city of Atyrau. Photo is from Mr. Lomantsov pages
Tomislav Šipek, 17 April 2017


[Baikonur flag] found by Olivier Touzeau at

2, June, 2003, during the "Up to the Minute" news program this morning they showed a close-up of the flag flying at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The flag looked green, with a crescent moon facing up and slightly to the left. There was writing of some sort around the moon, but what language is was I am not certain. However, at the hoist, in white letters stacked one letter over another to the bottom of the hoist (with space between the edges of the flag) was BAIKONUR ().
Steve Stringfellow , 2 June 2003

[Baikonur flag] by Chrystian Kretowicz

[Baikonur coat of arms] by Chrystian Kretowicz

The official emblem of Baikonur was established by the decree of the Head of Administration (Nr.405 dated November 1998) In the center of the vertical axis there is a main image of the lift-off of the spaceship and the human hands. The composition introduced recognizable objects, symbolizing scientific research in the opening of the sacrament of the universe. Rockets into space hands of a man resembling the construction of a launching pad - a symbol of Man - the creator of space technology, science and daring work, fascinating space and protecting our globe from environmental and other crises. Stylized in a tulip fire - a symbol of local nature. Kolorit emblem is based on dark blue, light blue and ocher colors.
The flag of Baikonur was introduced on April 27, 2001 by the decree of the Head of Administration Nr.145. Flag of Baikonur is a rectangular cloth with a blue image of two hands, of which the background of the starry sky and the Earth, the spacecraft will start, and the inscription "Baikonur" in gold letters. The width of the flag to its length is 2:3.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 10 March 2010

The rocket closely resembles a Proton heavy booster (see; whose only lanch site is Baikonur).
Eugene Ipavec, 19 March 2010


[city flag] from

Flag of Kapchagay City (or Kapchagaj) found at
Victor Lomantsov, 13 January 2013


[city flag] from (link broken)

Flag of Kostanay City. Source: photo from (now link broken, but I have saved the photo made in 2012)
Victor Lomantsov, 19 January 2016

On Wikipedia there's a different version of the flag, featuring its coat of arms in the middle over a white horizontal background, as seen here: For additional information go to Kostanay (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 21 January 2016


[city flag] from

Flag of Taldykorgan City (KZ) found at
Victor Lomantsov, 13 January 2013

Oskemen (Ust-Kamenogorsk)

[city flag] by Eugene Ipavec

Flag and COA of city Ust-Kamenogorsk / Oskemen (Kazakhstan) are found at
Gvido Petersons, 14 November 2005

The City of Ust'-Kamenogorsk/Oskemen changed its flag and coat of arms. The design remains the same, but the coat of arms (which is on the flag, too), now is bilingual. You can see the image of the new flag on city's official website
Valentin Poposki, 19 February 2010

[Oskemen flag before 2010] [Oskemen flag after 2010] old and new versions of the flag by Tomislav Šipek

[Oskemen arms before 2010] [Oskemen arms after 2010] old and new versions of the arms by Tomislav Šipek

I send old version (with minor graphic changes) and new with arms before and after 2010. Source:
Tomislav Šipek, 17 April 2017


[city flag] by Victor Lomantsov

Photo of the flag of city Pavlodar is found at
Olivier Touzeau, November 2005


[city flag Aksu] after "Russian Wikipedia"; resized by Victor Lomantsov

Image of the flag of Aksu city is found at "Russian Wikipedia" by
Valentin Poposki, 16 April 2007


[city flag Aksu] by Ivan Sarajcic

Flag of Aktobe, city in Kazakhstan's Aktobe province. Flag is white with city's emblem in the middle.
Ivan Sarajcic, 29 July 2010

City of Zhitikara (Kostanay Region)

[Zhitikara city flag] by Victor Lomantsov (after photo of V.Poposki)

Akkol County - Akkol'skiy Rayon (Akmola Region)

[Akkol'skiy Rayon flag] by Valentin Poposki

[Akkol'skiy Rayon emblem] by Valentin Poposki

Akkol'skiy Rayon [Akkol Audany] (until 1997 Alekseevskiy Rayon) is one of 17 rayons in Akmola Region (Russian: Akmolinskaya Oblast). Its flag is white with rayonal emblem on it. Here are attached images of the emblem, of the flag and photo of the flag.
Valentin Poposki, 14 March 2020

Atbasar County - Atbasarskiy Rayon (Akmola Region)

[Atbasarskiy Rayon flag] by Valentin Poposki

Atbasarskiy Rayon [Atbasar Audany] is one of the 17 rayons in Akmola Region (Russian: Akmolinskaya Oblast). Here is photo of the flag with previous coat of arms. Now rayon is using an emblem, but I haven't found photo of the flag with it.
Valentin Poposki, 14 March 2020

Medeu County (Almaty)

[flag Medeu County] by Valentin Poposki

City of Almaty has 8 counties (rayons/audany). One of them is Medeu Audany (Medeusskiy Rayon) which has its own flag. Here it is attached.
Valentin Poposki, 29 February 2020

Tarbagatay audany (Tarbagatay county)

[district flag] by Valentin Poposki

IMHO, on web-page (in Kazakh language) displayed absolutely not a flag, but a logo. We have no base to think, that it is a real flag of Tarbagatay audany (county) in East-Kazakhstan Region of Republic of Kazakhstan.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 12 August 2005

I don't agree with opinion of Mr.Revnitsev for several reasons.
1. Kazakhstan rayons and cities don't use logos as their official symbols
2. Coat of arms are in different shape and composition
3. This is obviously made under half soviet half modern kazakh proto-heraldic influence
4. Image file name "logo.jpg" doesn't mean this is logo. I've found thousands flags, coat of arms, crests and seals with file name "logo"
I am still on my opinion that this is flag!
Valentin Poposki, 12 August 2005

I am ready be agree with you in this question only in one of three cases:
1. If we shall have the document on adoption of this flag;
2. If we shall manage to find a photo, which show this figure as a flag on a flagstaff;
3. If we shall manage to find a website, which have inscription in any language "It is a flag of Tarbagatay".
Until this time this figure is not a flags for me. It is only a simple picture.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 12 August 2005