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Vysocina Region - the winning proposal approved by regional assembly
has eventually been discussed and approved by the parliamentary subcommittee.
Jan Zrzavy, 15 Dec 2001
The flag of Vysocina has been approved by the parliamentary subcommittee
on 12 December 2001. At present, this flag (as well as those of South Bohemian,
Central Bohemian, and Plzen Regions) are only waiting for including to
next decree by the chairman of the House. All these flags were hence approved
by all relevant bodies but they have not yet been formally granted.
Jan Zrzavy, 13 Jan 2002
The symbols of the Vysocina Region (Moravian eagle, hedgehog from the
COA of city of Jihlava, rowan-tree branch, Bohemian lion) were formally
granted by the chairman of the Parliament.
Jan Zrzavy, 28 Mar 2002
See the new edition of Petr Exner's vexillological
page for an image of the new COA of the Vysocina Region (CZE) and note
that the regional flag is an armorial banner.
Jan Zrzavy, 31 Jan 2002
Today, the official COA and flag contest has been declared by the council
of the Vysocina Region (Czech Republic; = former Jihlava Region; "Vysocina"
= Highlands). The symbols should include Bohemian lion, Moravian eagle,
and the capital's (Jihlava) red hedgehog
(no surprise) plus something that would symbolize the region. The possibility
of including the Javorina Mt. has
been mentioned once again.
Source: Czech Radio.
Jan Zrzavy, 7 Jun 2001
Five proposals for symbols of the Vysocina Region (Czech Republic) were
selected. One of them should be accepted as the regional COA (and BOA).
There are no images, so only short descriptions:
COA and flag are quartered. The upper hoist is blue with the Moravian eagle (red-white checkered). The upper fly is white with a red hedgehog (from the COA of the city of Jihlava; = 'Iglau' = 'der Igel' = 'the hedgehog', so the COA is canting). The lower fly is red with the Bohemian lion (white, double-tailed). All the variations apply to the lower hoist field:
1. yellow with three green hills and the blue 5-pointed star
2. white with a blue snowflake
3. white with a branch of the rowan-tree
4. white with a branch of the potato (with 5 flowers)
5. white with a tree and crossed agriculture tools.
BTW, there is a problem how to translate the name of the region. In
Czech, it is "kraj Vysočina", where "vysočina" = "highlands". However,
the English regional web page is entitled "VYSOČINA REGION", so we should
accept this version.
Jan Zrzavy, 27 Aug 2001
At this site is a clickable
title "Anketa o znaku kraje". All five proposals for the regional
COA are depicted and described there, with a possibility to vote for the
best proposal (the frames below inlude the following data - "jmeno" = name,
"adresa" = address, "komentar" = comment, "odeslat" = send, "vymazat" =
The more detailed text (all in Czech) suggest that the expert commision tends to combine several proposals: the 3rd field will probably be silver/white, with green hills and with the blue star substituted by some figure from other proposals (snowflake, potato flowers, rowanberries, or crossed weeder and hammer).
Jan Zrzavy, 11 Sep 2001
More news from Czech regions: the session of the Regional Assembly of
the Vysocina Region (former "Jihlava Region") will take course next Tuesday
(20 November) and will discuss three proposals for regional COA (and BOA).
All are quartered, all share Moravian eagle in 1st field, red hedgehog in 2nd (silver) field and Bohemian lion in 4th field. There are three variants of 3rd field (no details available):
The three final proposals for the COA of Vysocina Region (Czech Republic)
are available at this
website, and ...foto2.jpg and ...foto3.jpg.
The COA will be discussed by the Regional Assembly next Tuesday. BTW, all proposals symbolize the cold, mountaineous region between Bohemia and Moravia (Moravian eagle, Bohemian lion, Jihlava hedgehog).
Jan Zrzavy, 15 Nov 2001