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Karlovy Vary city, Czech Republic

Karlovy Vary okres, Karlovarský kraj

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Karlovy Vary city flag

[Karlovy Vary city flag] by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 17 May 2002, after image by Petr Exner; adopted ?

The spa was founded by the king of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV (1346-1378); it received a charter in 1470 and became a royal town in 1707. The Karlovy Vary (German: Carlsbad) arms go back to the times of Charles IV and bear the Czech lion issuing from the curative waters.
Jarig Bakker, 18 May 2002


Karlovy Vary city coat of arms

[Karlovy Vary city coat of arms] image from this website, located by Jarig Bakker, 18 May 2002