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Rajec (Slovakia)

Žilina okres, Žilina region

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Rajec new flag

Rajec new flag by Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2002

The city of Rajec (Žilina okres, Žilina region, Slovakia) apparently has a new flag, see this webpage; description here.
The simple flag (vlajka) is a swallowtailed BWBW flag - very unassuming compared with the long flag (zastava), a vertical banner with St. Ladislaus in chief over the city colors. Ladislaus (Hungarian: Laszlo) lived 1040-1095, born in Neustra, died in Nitra (I assume they're the same place, presently in Slovakia), elected king of Hungary in 1077. As usual with saints depicted this way he was a real fire-eater, venerated for his zeal, piety and moral life, canonized in 1192 by Pope Celestine III. Saint's day: June 27.
Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2002


Rajec long flag (zastava)

[Rajec long flag] by Jarig Bakker, 14 Aug 2002

Rajec flag

Rajec flag submitted through Rob Raeside, 27 July 1999

Rajec is 21 km south of Žilina in northwest Slovakia. It is an ancient little town with much handicraft production.
Jarig Bakker


Rajec Coat of Arms

Rajec Coat of Arms from http://www.tatrahome.sk/revue/erby/ . (!Link does not work any more!)