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Zlínský symbols, Czech Republic

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[Zlínský kraj flag] by Pascal Gross, 14 Nov 2001 See also:

Zlínský kraj flag

This is the updated flag of Zlin region, the changes comparing to the first image I sent being the eagle (should be the same as in the Czech coat of arms), the cross (smaller) and the axes and plough knife (different shapes).
Pascal Gross, 14 Nov 2001

The flags of Central Bohemian, South Bohemian (and Zlin) Regions are finally approved by all relevant councils, assemblies and committees. At present, they will only be officially *granted* by the chairman of the House of Representatives.
Jan Zrzavy, 12 Nov 2001

And some symbolics: the eagle stands for Moravia, the star for the city of Zlin. The book with the patriarchal cross represents the early medieval (9th century) kingdom of Great Moravia as a source of Christian literacy and education. The complicated emblem in the 3rd field mirrors that the Zlin Region is formed by (parts of) three traditional regions: Wallachia (the mountainous eastern part - the axes), part of Moravian Slovakia (southern part - the grapes - the rest of MS is in South Moravian Region),
and Hana (western part - the plough - the rest is in Olomouc Region).
Jan Zrzavy, 15 Nov 2001

New Zlínský kraj emblem

[New Zlínský kraj emblem] image from this website, reported by Jan Zrzavy, 2 Oct 2001

Petr Exner's 'Czech Vexillological Pages' has the new version of symbols of Zlin Region.
Jan Zrzavy, 2 Oct 2001

Zlínský kraj flag proposal

[Zlínský kraj flag proposal] by Pascal Gross, 6 Jun 2001

According to Petr Exner, four regional COAs (and BOAs) were discussed and supported by the parliamentary heraldical-vexillological subcommitee.They are Karlovy Vary, Pardubice, Zlin, and Olomouc Regions. At present, it is not clear whether regional symbols will be approved all at once or step-by-step. that of the Zlin Region is available at this page.
Jan Zrzavy, 2 Jun 2001

Description of the first four flags of the regions of the Czech Republic that have bee approved by the parliamentary
heraldical-vexillological subcommittee. Note that they are still proposals (as they have not yet been officially declared by the chairman of the House of Representatives) and that some details are not clear (some regions sent to the subcommittee only the proposed coats of arms and their 'translation' to the armorial banners is not always unequivocal).
Zlin Region (Zlinsky kraj): The flag is quartered. The upper hoist field is blue with a red-white checkered eagle with yellow crown, beak, and legs. The upper fly field is yellow with a blue book with white edges and with a yellow patriarch ("double") cross on the book cover. The lower hoist field is yellow with two crossed blue "Wallachian" axes (with black shafts) covered by
horizontal blue plough share, and with a blue bunch of grapes above the axes. The lower fly field is blue with a yellow eight-pointed star. Ratio 2:3.
Jan Zrzavy, 6 Jun 2001

The proposal of the symbols of the Zlin Region ("Zlinsky kraj") has not yet been accepted by the assembly (15th June; the
decision has been postponed to 12th September). The main objectives concern the cross ("too Slovakia-like") and the plough knife ("too uncertain what it does mean"). In other words, the problems are artistic rather than factual.
Jan Zrzavy, 18 Jun 2001

Yesterday, 12 Sep 2001, the regional coat of arms and banner of arms were approved by the regional assembly. So far I have no image but the description suggests that the original proposal reported earlier was a little modified.
Both symbols are quartered:

  • 1st field - blue with Moravian eagle
  • 2nd field - probably yellow with a blue (?) patriarch cross
  • 3rd field - probably yellow with blue crossed axes, plough knife, and grapes
  • 4th field - blue with a yellow 8-pointed star.
It seems that the only important modification applies to the 2nd field from which the book is excluded. If so (= if the description is correct), the cross is most probably blue on yellow.
Jan Zrzavy, 13 Sep 2001

Zlínský kraj Emblem

[Zlínský kraj Emblem] image sent by Ales Krizan, 20 Sep 2001

This is the latest version of Zlínský kraj Coat of arms, approved by "Krajské zastupitelstvo" (Regional representation) last week as showed on "iDnes", the internet version of newspaper Dnes ("Today") from 13th of September 13, 2001. The proposed grant by Chairman Václav Klaus during this autumn. The differences: size of the cross, shape of axes blades and of the ploughshare.
Aleš Křižan, 20 Sep 2001