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Havířov city (Czech Republic)

Karviná okres, Moravian-Silesian region

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Havířov city

[Flag of Havirov city] by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 3 Aug 2001, after image by Petr Exner

Browsing the web I found the site of Havířov with a nice coat of arms. This is an eastern suburb of Ostrava. Furthermore there are descriptions of:

  • Prapor města (flag)
  • Pečeť města (seal)
  • Insignie primátora (Mayor's flag?)
Is that a Czecho/Slovakian symbol? Is the Czech one a banner of arms as well?
Jarig Bakker, 28 Apr 2000

The coat of arms designed Mr. Jiří Louda, the famous Czech heraldist, in the 1960s, and it was approved by the Plenary Session of MeNV (City National Committee) in 1967. The town flag was also designed by Louda. The flag (approved by Czech National Council 1992) repeats the figures of flag, it means it is the banner of Arms, but with the ratio (probably) 2:3. The town was founded in 1950s and the name means Miner Town - that is why the miner tools are in the arms. The wavy bands remind of the two dams in environments of town: the Žermanice Dam and the Těrlicko Dam. The Insignies of (Lord-)Mayor (it is "primator", not only "starosta", because Havířov is a privileged town with Right to its own Statute /Statutarni Mesto) are not only Standart of mayor, which seems to be a Banner of Arms again, but also the Chain of Mayor with Neck Badge.
Aleš Křižan, 27 Nov 2000


Havířov coat of arms

[Havirov Coat of Arms] from this website.