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Burshtyn (Ivano-Frankivs'k, Ukraine)

Last modified: 2006-01-28 by dov gutterman
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image from Ukrainian Heraldry website



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The Gonfalon

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"It was confirmed in March, 12th, 2004 by the decision N05/11-04 of city council session. Blue square panel, on it are yellow amber drop from which on a circle are three white lightnings and twelve yellow beams depart."
Dov Gutterman, 23 January 2006


Coat of Arms


image from Ukrainian Heraldry website

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"It was confirmed in April, 10th, 2003 by the decision N01/06-03 of city council session. Azure; or amber drop from which on a circle are three argent lightnings and twelve or beams depart. The shield enframed by or cartouche and crowned by argent urban crown with three prongs. The author is Z.Fedunkiv.
The drop of amber is symbol of city name ("byrshtyn" means amber). Lightnings and beams mean the basic industrial area of city - power. Azure color means reservoir of Burshtyn thermal power station.
A.Grechylo, "Coats-of-arms and Flags of Towns and Villages in Ukraine", Pt.1."
Dov Gutterman, 23 January 2006


The Town

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"L'viv researcher P.Siredzhuk in 1981 in one of articles wrote, that the small town Nowe Selo (New Village) was renamed in Burshtyn in 1628. According to a legend, the settlement has received the name by influence of handicraftsmen and dealers which was engaged basically in manufacturing of products from amber ("byrshtyn") and their sale. However, in archives there are data that in 1635 the name of city burgomaster was Ivan Burshtyn. Modern city known by thermal power station."
Dov Gutterman, 23 January 2006