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Samtredia (Municipality, Georgia)


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Flag and arms of Samtredia - Images communicated by The State Council of Heraldry at the Parliament of Georgia, 20 January 2011

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Presentation of Samtredia

The municipality of Samtredia (60,456 inhabitants in 2002) is located in eastern Georgia, 250 km of Tbilisi.

Ivan Sache, 3 June 2012

Flag of Samtredia

The flag and arms of Samtredia are prescribed by Decree No. 46, adopted on 3 October 2008 by the Municipal Council.

The flag is horizontally divided blue-green (2:1) with a white dove in the blue stripe.
The flag is derived from the coat of arms, "Azure a terrace vert allover a dove argent". In the flag, the dove is completely included in the blue stripe.

The colors of the arms are based on historical documents from the 18th-19th centuries, especially the two atlases published in 1745-1746 by Prince Vakhushti (Vakhushti Batonishvili, 1696-1757), which give vert as the color of the Imeriti region. The colors represent dignity, nobleness, and the aspiration of the inhabitants to a better future, as well as the beauty of the region.
The dove, in Georgian, mtredi, makes the arms canting. It also represents the Holy Spirit, as the messenger of God's will.
The proportions of the main field and base of the coat of arms are prescribed as 2:1.

Source: The State Council of Heraldry at the Parliament of Georgia (website).

Ivan Sache, 3 June 2012