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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 17 February 2010
You can find the coat of arms of Telsiai county at <www.telsiai.aps.lt>.
Dirk Schöenberger, , 24 February 2005
All county flags and Coat of Arms adopted on 2004 by Heraldic
Commission of Lithuanian Department of Interior.
Jens Pattke, 26 February 2005
Telsiai county - on a red field a charging silver armed black
bear with a silver collar, and blue bordure with 10 Jogaila
crosses. Flag proportions 5:6, free edges bordered with golden
rope, finial is a silver lance head with golden bands. Telsiai
county is the core of historic and ethnic Samogitia region, and
Telsiai city is considered the contemporary capital of Samogitia.
Therefore the arms of Samogitia are granted for Telsiai county.
The design of the bear is different from the modern arms of the
region, for easier differentiation.
The blue border with 10 Jogaila crosses is a common element for all counties of Lithuania: the border means dependence, the Jogaila cross means Lithuania, and 10 means the number of counties. Colours golden on blue are traditional for Jogaila cross in Lithuanian heraldry.
Virginijus Misiunas, 11 December 2009
image by Jens Pattke, 26 February 2005