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Jeseník city, Czech Republic

Jeseník okres, Olomouc region

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[Jeseník town flag] by Jarig Bakker, 8 Aug 2001
approved 14 Jan 2000 See also:

Jeseník town flag

The horizontal Jesenik flag with coat of arms is obsolete. The correct flag of the city of Jesenik (approved 14 Jan 2000) is vertically yellow, black and green. Flag ratio 2:3.
Source - Petr Exner's "Vexilologicky lexikon (2000)".
Jan Zrzavy, Aug 8, 2001

Jeseník town old flag

[Jeseník town old flag] by Jarig Bakker, 24 Mar 2001

Jesenik (district Jeseník) as village on the confluence of Bela nad Staric was first mentioned in 1267. A town Frywaldov (Freiwaldau) was mentioned in 1295. Its development is connected with ore mining, supported by the Princes of Nisa: the bishops of Vratislav (Wroclaw, Poland). The seat of the administrators of the bishops was Fryvaldov Castle (Feste). From 1651-84 many witch-trials made the town notorious. In 1831 Vinzenz Priessnitz started a Spa in nearby Gräfenberg village (now Lazne Jesenik). The Czech government established on 15th February 1996 (effective 1 Jan 1996) the new district Jesenik.
The Coa was granted by bishop Jan Thurzo - which is the reason why the Lower Silesian eagle of Wroclaw (Breslau) was placed here. The flag is horizontally striped green - black - yellow. In the center of the field is the coat of arms, reaching from the middle of the green stripe to the middle of the yellow stripe.
Aleš Křížan, 21 Dec 2000.