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Komia (Russia)

Komi / Komi Mu

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Коми / Коми Му / 𐍚𐍩𐍜𐍙 𐍜𐍣

Komi flag
image by Stuart Notholt, 26 Sep 1995, and Antonio Gutiérrez, 25 Jun 2006
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Presentation of Komia

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  • Name (english): Komia • (russian, short form): Коми | Komi • (russian, long form): Республика Коми | Respublika Komi • (local, short form): Коми Му / 𐍚𐍩𐍜𐍙 𐍜𐍣 | Komi Mu • (local, long form): Коминтасавалта / 𐍚𐍩𐍜𐍙𐍝𐍙𐍢𐍐𐍞𐍐𐍡𐍐𐍛𐍢𐍐 | Komintasavalta
  • Local official language: Komian (a.k.a. Zyrian)
  • Capital: Сыктывкар / 𐍡𐍰𐍚𐍢𐍰𐍮𐍔𐍐𐍠 | Syktyvkar • (former name): Usth-Sysolhsk | Усть-Сысольск (<1930)
  • Area: 415 900 km2 (≅160 500 sq.mi.) • Population: 1 123 900 inhabitants in 2000
  • Status: Republic (Республика | Respublika) within the Russian Federation
  • Federal District: Northwestern Region • Economic region: North (northern European Russia) (in the soviet era: Northwest)
  • License plate code: 11 • Ham radio code: KO • ISO 3166-2 code: KO
  • Flag adopted on 1991.11.27 • Coat of arms adopted on 1994.06.06

This republic, with its considerable oil and mineral reserves, is likely to be of economic importance in the future. The Komi are a Finno-Urgic people who have been ruled by the Russians since the 14th century. However, they were largely left to their own devices until the 1930s when the economic significance of the territory was realized. An Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic was created in 1936; in 1990 this proclaimed itself a Republic.
Stuart Notholt, 26 Sep 1995

The Komi language does belong to the Finno-Ugric language group, more specifically to its Permic branch, but the language is not same as Finnish and neither are the people who speak Komi.
Antti Pyykkönen, 28 Mar 2003


Description of the flag

On 27 Nov 1992 Komi adopted a simple three horizontal (light blue - green - white) striped flag.
Giuseppe Bottasini quoting Aldo Ziggioto [zig94]

The flag was first introduced by Law About the confirmation of the State flag of the Komi SSR and introducing modifications in the Constitution (Fundamental Law) of the Komi SSR, dated 27 November 1991; the date given is 27 November 1992 in [zig94], is perhaps a typo.
Antonio Gutiérrez, 25 Jun 2006

I see this is referred in [zig94] as sky blue, but all other sources show medium blue.
António Martins, 20 May 2000

This flag (in medium blue) is listed under number 85 at the chart Flags of Aspirant Peoples [eba94] as: «Komi Republic (Komi) [Zyrians] - North Russia».
Ivan Sache, 15 Sep 1999


Previous flag (1991-1997)

Komi flag
image by Stuart Notholt, 26 Sep 1995, and António Martins, 20 May 2000

The flag of the Republic of Komi was regulated by the Law of 6 June 1994 No. XII-20/3 About the State flag of the Republic of Komi, establishing as proportions 1:2. This Law was amended 26 December 1997 establishing new proportions 2:3. The flag was first introduced by Law About the confirmation of the State flag of the Komi SSR and introducing modifications in the Constitution (Fundamental Law) of the Komi SSR, dated 27 November 1991.
Antonio Gutiérrez, 25 Jun 2006