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Karakalpakstan (Uzbekistan)

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[Flag of Karakalpakstan] image by Mark Sensen, 23 February 1996

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Presentation of Karakalpakstan

Name: Republic of Karakalpakstan (?)
Location: Central Asia
Status: Part of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Notes: The Karakalpaks are a minority grouping whose region was originally part of Kazakhstan, then the Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic, and finally part of Uzbekistan. I do not have any information about a possible post-USSR Karakalpak flag.
Stuart Notholt 17 September 1995

Flag of Karakalpakstan

The flag of Karakalpakstan has a remarkable resemblance with the flag of Uzbekistan. The biggest difference: the band in the middle is ochre-colored.

It was adopted on 10 April 1993.
Source: Vexilla Nostra no. 188
Mark Sensen, 23 February 1996

Reported flag
[Karakalpakstan flag] image by Dirk Schönberger

"Nations Without States" (James Minahan, 1996) describes a "national flag" supposedly used by Karakalpakstani nationalists. It is very different than the flag of the Karakalpakstan shown,

It is a green flag with a gold, downward pointing crescent above a gold five-pointed star which in turn is above a gold device, called a dzungara (a type of ceremonial vessel.
Ned Smith, 19 March 2001

Historical Flags

Karakalpakistan was created ASSR into the Russian SSR on 1932. Adopted a flag in 1934.
Was ceded to the Uzbekistan SSR on 1936 and adopt new flag in 1937.

In 1940 the Karakalpak language, that was written in Turk-Latin characters since 1940, adopted Cyrillic characters, and in 1941 the Republic adopted a new flag. In 1952 adapted her flag to the flag of mother republic. The current flag was adopted 14 February 1992.
Jaume Ollé 18 November 1996

Established as Kara-Kalpakstan AO within Kazakh ASSR (Russian SFSR) on 16 February 1925.

Transferred to Russian SFSR on 20 July 1930.

Transformed into Kara-Kalpakian ASSR on 20 March 1932.

Transferred to Uzbek SSR on 5 December 1936.
Mark Sensen
, 19 November 1996

[Flag of Karakalpakstan 1934] image by Jaume Ollé

[Flag of Karakalpakstan 1937] image by Jaume Ollé

[Flag of Karakalpakstan 1941] image by Jaume Ollé

[Flag of Karakalpakstan 1952] image by Jaume Ollé