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Olešnice v Orlických horách (Czech Republic)

Rychnov nad Kněžnou okres, Hradec Králové region

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[Olešnice v Orlických horách flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 9 Oct 2007
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Olešnice v Orlických horách flag

Olešnice v Orlických horách is a municipality in Hradek Kralove region (Rychnov nad Kněžnou okres) in Czechia. Its flag was adopted 27 February 2004, and published in Petr Exner's Vexillological Lexicon of Czech Municipal Flags 2004.
At Ralf Hartemink's site is the Coat of Arms.

Flagdescription: two vertical halves:
1) red - white - red, proportioned 2:1:2
2) blue - green, proportioned 6:1; on blue a white church with red roof; in top fly an asp-leaf with two cones en something else, all yellow

Coat of Arms: idem, without asp-leaf.

Olesnice v Orlickych horach (Czech Republic) was founded in the 11th century by a trade route from eastern Bohemia to Klodzko. First the settlement consisted only of a dormitory and a smithy. The village is situated by a creek and protected by surrounding hills. This position was useful also for guards of the state border. The first written record about Olesnice is from 11 July 1354. This record is now deposited in the archives of the Prague Castle in the First Confirmative Book. In 1607 Olesnice was promoted to town by Rudolf II, and obtained a municipial sign.
           The cadastral area of Olesnice is 1429 ha and the village is situated 610 m above sea. The highest peak in the area is Vrchmezi: 1084 m above sea level.
           There are 472 inhabitants in 132 houses. Other 205 houses serve for recreation.The visitors of our village can accomodate in several hotels and guest-houses.
           Except many statues the most interesting sights in our village are small castle, church and Utz's mechanical creche. The area of Olesnice v O.h. belongs to the Protected landscape area Orlické hory. Our village is suitable for rescreation in all seasons: in the summer for hiking and cycling, in the winter for skiing and snowboarding.
Source: the Olesnice website.
Jarig Bakker, 9 Oct 2007

Olešnice v Orlických horách Coat of Arms

[Olešnice v Orlických horách Coat of Arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 9 Oct 2007