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Judeţul Edineţ (Moldova, 1998-2003)

Last modified: 2011-04-09 by alex danes
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[flag of Judet Edineţ] 1:2, image by Alex Danes, 23 January 2011

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Silviu Andrieş-Tabac, "Introducere īn heraldică. Noţiuni generale şi īntregiri la armorialul teritorial romānesc" (Introduction to heraldry. General concepts and completions to the Romanian territorial armorial), Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti, Bucureşti, 2008, ISBN 978-973-737-443-1, reported that between 1998 and 2003 the territory of the Republic of Moldova was divided into 9, then 10 counties ("judeţ"), apart from the capital, Chisinau, and 2 autonomous units (Gagauzia and Transdnistria).

The National Commission of Heraldry of RM elaborated the coat of arms (2000) and flags (2001) of these counties. The flags were conceived as to display the main colors and charges of their respective coat of arms. The proportion of all the fields is 1:2, as in the state flag.

The flag of Edineţ was a white saltire over a red field, the hoist quarter is black, with a yellow crosslet in the middle. The saltire is a take on the two crossed swords in the coat of arms. The black field is a take on the sable indented chief of the coat of arms, which symbolizes the loss of the northern part of ancient Hotin county to Ukraine (Edineţ was the southern part of Hotin county). The yellow crosslet is part of the old emblem of Hotin county.
Alex Danes, 23 January 2011