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How does this reflects on the Praha coat of arms?
If I am not much mistaken the coat of arms of the city (or the capital region) has
lesser variants withotu flags, but the greater variant is adorned with
the flags in the crest. Has it been changed also, or would it need a special
decision of the city administration in this regards, or the change is "automatic".
Željko Heimer, 10 Feb 2004
Anything can happen in Prague - including nothing! In fact two flags
on the greater Praha arms represent Praha 3 already: Královské
Vinohrady (Königliche Weinberge) and Žižkov
(Zischkow/Veitsberg). The first Greater coat of arms was introduced in 1926 (approved
in 1927), and contained 18 banners. Those banners were in fact used only
on that coat of arms. Six more banners were added to the crest in 1991, when the
Prague arms were novelised for the last time. If the coat of arms were to be changed
it is probably with the addition of 6 or nx6 banners. However the administrative
division of Prague is "senseless" according to Pavel Fojtik. There are 56 municipal units, 112 cadastral units, as well
as 15 units named Praha 1 to 15; The areas covered by those units do not
overlap, and neither do probably the sewage districts or whatever they
Source: Pavel Fojtik "Flags of the municipal units of the city of Prague", in a special edition of Vexilokontakt "Flags over Czech towns", September 2000.
Petr Exner promised to devote a special issue of his famous VexLex series to Prague district flags, and hopefully we will learn more about this rather confusing business.
Jarig Bakker, 11 Feb 2004
website are proposals for flag and coat of arms of Praha3, consisting of Zizkov
and Vinohrady. Flag and coat of arms are based on those
two wards; the last page mentions a page
with three flag proposals and one crude coat of arms, which now seem to be finalized.
Jarig Bakker, 9 Jul 2002