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Vorokhta (Ivano-Frankivs'k, Ukraine)

Last modified: 2006-02-18 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, 18th, 1997 by the decision of IV city council session of III convocation. The square panel divided on a diagonal from bottom staff corner in fir tree on the top green field, in which is white flower of an edelweiss, and the bottom yellow field."
Dov Gutterman, 15 February 2006


Coat of Arms


image from Ukrainian Heraldry website

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"It was confirmed in March, 18th, 1997 by the decision of IV city council session of III convocation. Vert; argent edelweiss, above it is broken (in three ledges, middle above two others) argent chief, below it is or base in fir tree. The shield enframed by or cartouche and crowned by argent urban crown with three prongs. The author is A.Grechylo.
The fir-tree section specifies Carpathian woods, vert field means development of resorts. Broken section means Carpathians, and an middle ledge - the mountain Goverla that located on the territory of village council. A flower of an edelweiss is a sign of rare local flora.
A.Grechylo, "Coats-of-arms and Flags of Towns and Villages in Ukraine", Pt.1."
Dov Gutterman, 15 February 2006


The Village

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"It is located at height of 850 meters above sea level, along the Prut river, most high-mountainous river of Carpathians. The name occurs from Michael Vorohta's surname, talented weaver, the glory about which has quickly missed on the district. Michael Vorohty's weaver talent has served as the reason of glory of new settlement and has given it the name. Vorohta. Village has received this name finally in 1598. In the summer of 1884 to village has been laid the railway. Since then Votokhta is known as a resort."
Dov Gutterman, 15 February 2006