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Chełm city (Poland)

Miasto Chełm, Lubelskie voivodship

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Chełm flag

Chełm: horizontal white-green with the coat of arms in the middle of the white stripe.
Pascal Vagnat, 19 May 1999

On this webpage is a beautiful photo of the mayor in front of the hanging flag of Chełm, in Lubeskie vojvodship, southeastern Poland. Pascal did not mention the crown on top of the Coat of Arms, but on this site is an image of the coat of arms with crown. Chełm is the main town of Chełm county, 60 km east of Lubłin, with 70.000 inhabitants.
Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2001

Chełm is a very famous city in Jewish humor. Apparently there was once a thriving Jewish community there whose famous "Wise Men" were incredibly stupid. For all I know the community was fictional. One joke can give you the flavor: The Wise Men of Chełm decided to send a spaceship to the sun. When asked whether it would burn up, they replied "Don't worry, we'll send it at night".
Al Kirsch, 6 May 2001

Chełm coat of arms

[Chełm Coat of Arms] image from this site, reported by Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2001