Flag of South Ossetia

South Ossetia is a region in the South Caucasus that is under the effective control of the self-declared Republic of South Ossetia–the State of Alania but recognized by most of the international community as part of Georgia. The Government of Georgia has established a Provisional Administration of South Ossetia which it considers to be the legal government of South Ossetia. Both entities have adopted a similar flag to represent themselves, a tricolour, top to bottom white, red, and yellow.[1]

South Ossetia
Flag of South Ossetia.svg
NameFlag of South Ossetia
AdoptedApril 2007
DesignA Tri-Horizontal Bar flag with the colors White, Red, and Yellow similarly designed to the flag of North Ossetia

Republic of South Ossetia–the State of AlaniaEdit

Military parade in South Ossetia: flags visible on licence plates and on bunting

The flag of the Republic of South Ossetia–the State of Alania was prescribed by the South Ossetian Constitution of November 26, 1990 and confirmed by the Regulation on the National Flag of March 30, 1992.[2] The flag of North Ossetia-Alania was set in law on October 2, 1991, but in December the middle stripe was changed to purple, and then changed back to red on November 24, 1994.[3]

Provisional Administration of South OssetiaEdit

The Provisional Administration of South Ossetia was established by the Government of Georgia April in 2007.[4] At that time the provisional administration started using a white, red and yellow tricolour together with the flag of Georgia.[5][6]

Historical flagsEdit

Between 1922 and 1990, South Ossetia was an autonomous oblast of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic known as the South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast. As an autonomous oblast, it didn't have its own flag, instead the Flag of Georgian SSR was used for official purposes.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "South Ossetia (Georgia; under Russian occupation)".
  2. ^ "Государственная символика Республики Южная Осетия | Парламент Республики Южная Осетия". www.parliamentrso.org (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  3. ^ "On the State Flag of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania", The Law of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania dated 24.11.1994 No. 522A, Vladikavkaz, 1994. Accessed 24 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Civil.Ge | MPS Pass Draft Law on S. Ossetia with Final Hearing".
  5. ^ http://www.civil.ge/eng/detail.php?id=14224
  6. ^ https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064262576682[user-generated source]