Flag of Saint Petersburg


Flag of Saint Petersburg

The flag of Saint Petersburg (audio-ru|Санкт-Петербу́рг|Ru-Sankt Peterburg Leningrad Petrograd Piter.ogg, tr.: "Sankt-Peterburg", IPA2|sankt pʲɪtʲɪˈrburk, Finnish "Pietari") in the Russian Federation is a red field charged in the center with the arms of the city, which consists of two silver anchors (a sea anchor, and a river anchor), and a gold scepter.

The anchors both cross each other at their centers, with the sea anchor to the left and the river anchor on the right. They reflect the fact that the city has both river and sea ports. The scepter is surmounted on the anchors in the center. It shows that the city was the former capital of Russia.

The flag was adopted on September 6, 1991. The proportions are 2:3.

References

* [http://flagspot.net/flags/ru-spe.html Flags of the World]


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