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Štramberk (Czech Republic)

Nový Jičín okres, Moravian-Silesian region

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[Štramberk flag] by Jarig Bakker, 15 Nov 2004
adopted 26 Nov 1999 See also:

Štramberk municipality flag

Image after Petr Exner's Vexilologický Lexikon prapory obcí ČR (1999) - Štramberk, Nový Jičín district, Moravosilesian region - adopted 26 Nov 1999.
"Štramberk was founded by the Moravian margrave Jan Jindřich Lucemburský (1322-1375), son of the Czech King Jan Lucemburský (1296-1346), younger brother of the Roman emperor and Czech king Karel IV (1316-1378), on December 4, 1359 by giving the settlement (first recorded in 1211) surrounding the castle the statute of a town. The left side of the coat of arms of the town is that of an ancient Czech family, the Benešovice (founded in the 11th century) -a curled silver arrow in a red field, the right side the coat of arms of Moravia - a silver and red chequered eagle in a blue shield. Another famous feature of the town are the so called „Štramberské uši" (Štramberk's ears), a certain type of ginger snack, shaped like ears. In memory of a legendary victory by the Christians of Štramberk over the Mongolian army on May 8, 1241, the day of the Ascension of Christ."
Source: this website.
Jarig Bakker, 15 Nov 2004

Štramberk Coat of Arms

[Štramberk Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 15 Nov 2004, after image on this website.