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Flag of Bartninkai town in Vilkaviskis district, Marijampole
county, at wikimedia.
Town of Bartninkai has 495 inhabitants and is the center of
Bartninkai Eldership (seniunija), which has 3,250 inhabitants.
Home page with lot information in Lithuanian at <www.vilkaviskis.lt>.
Valentin Poposki, 8 March and 15 June 2007
Bartninkai - on a golden field a silver armed black bear with
a red tongue surrounded by 5 red bees.
Flag proportions 5:6, free edges bordered with red stripe, finial is a golden knob with a ring.
The charge is humorously canting: "bartninkas" means "beekeeper" in Lithuanian, or, more exactly, this ancient term differs from the common "beekeeper" ("bitininkas") and means "keeper of forest bees living in hollow trees". The bear was sometimes ironically called "bartninkas" for its "care" about bees.
Virginijus Misiunas, 28 February 2010