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Vorkuta city (Komi, Russia)

g. Vorkuta / r. Vörkuta

Last modified: 2021-12-31 by valentin poposki
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Flag of Vorkuta city image by Pascal Gross, 14 Mar 2003
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About Vorkuta

Vorkuta is a coal mining city up in the Polar Circle and most of its inhabitants are Russians, not Komis. That explains the “double loyalty” implied in the flag design.
António Martins, 09 March 2003

About the flag

Though the stripped area may appear quite tasteless and randomly chosen, it is nothing more than the three stripes of the Russian national (federal) flag, on the upper part, and the three stripes of the Komi republic flag, on the bottom part: white-blue-red and blue-green-white. It doesn’t look great, but it sure has a meaning.
António Martins, 09 March 2003

As for the coat of arms on the hoist triangle (which, should have been made anything but white!), I wander how the law words its color, clearly darker than the “dark” blue of the stripes.
António Martins, 09 March 2003

The colors of the Komi Republic should go to the top, and the colors of the Russian Federation to the bottom.
Tomislav Šipek, 24 September 2021

Coat of Arms

CoA of Vorkuta city image by Pascal Gross, 14 March 2003

City coat of arms can be found with much better detail on line at The image was originally 216 px high, which is quite considerate. Attached ru-11)vo.gif, with a deer leaping over a coal mine, along with city name and stylized antlers as in the flag of Yugra.