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Wolów county (Poland)

Dolnoslaskie vojvodship

Last modified: 2002-09-21 by jarig bakker
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Wolów county CoA

[Wolów county CoA] image from this site, reported by Jarig Bakker, 17 Sep 2002

Brzeg Dolny city flag

[Brzeg Dolny city flag] image from this site, reported by Jarig Bakker, 2 Oct 2000.

In Brzeg Dolny, NW of Wroc³aw, in Wo³ów county, the relationship between CoA and flag is a very interesting one. It is a heraldic banner. If you look closer at the CoA, you can see that the knight on the CoA bears the same arms as those represented on the flag.
The history of CoA (as that of the city) is not very old. The city was founded in 1660 by Georg Abraham von Dyhrn, a German noble. He applied to emperor Leopold II for the privilege of city location. This was granted by the emperor in his capacity of Czech king on August 25th 1662. The city was given the name of Dyhernfurth ("Dyhrn's Ford") and the CoA, almost exactly the same it has now.

Description of the flag:
The flag has background gules, divided by a diagonal belt argent. On the belt, three roses gules. The flag is base on the arme os Georg von Dyhrn, founder of the city.
The flag and CoA were abolished probably somewhere after 1945. They were readopted by a resolution of the City Council from June 2, 1993.
Bartek Kachniarz, 2 Oct 2000.

Brzeg Dolny city Coat of Arms

[Brzeg Dolny city CoA] image from this site, reported by Jarig Bakker, 2 Oct 2000.

Description of the CoA:
The main feature is St. George, the patron saint of Georg von Dyhrn, in armour argent, with seven feathers sable on the helmet, hitting a dragon gules with his pike. The background is local landscape: meadow vert, river azure, forest vert and skies azure.
Secondary feature is boat or. The knight bears arms of Georg von Dyhrn.
Bartek Kachniarz, 2 Oct 2000.