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Kwidzyn county (Poland)

Powiat kwidzynski, Pomorskie voivodship

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[Kwidzyn county flag] image by Michael B.Simakov, 11 May 2010
adopted 27 Dec 2000

Gminy (districts) in Kwidzyn county: See also:

Kwidzyn county flag

Here are the symbols of Kwidzyn County (voj. Pomorskie). The flag is a banner of arms. Coat of Arms adopted on 7 June 1999 and Flag adopted on 27 December 2000. The flag ratio is 3:5. Kwidzyn is a small town; the first stronghold (Marienwerder) was established in the 1230s by the Teutonic Knights, 40 years before the move to Malbork.
Jens Pattke, 30 Mar 2002

This design is remarkably similar to one of the famous Benderia Prutenorum, the captured teutonic banners described by Jan Duglosz - what is the factual connection?
António Martins-Tuválkin, 31 Mar 2002

Here is the official law of Kwidzyn (PL) County Flag.
"Council of Kwidzyn County decided on Dec.27, 2000 that: the flag of Kwidzyn County is of rectangular shape in the proportions (of length to width) 5:3, of red color, on which the eagle of St.John the Baptist (armorial eagle of Kwidzyn County) is seen, placed between two gold and vertical stripes."
The eagle of St.John the Baptist is a fixture in Kwidzyn's arms for over 700 years, so that's why António found it co-related to the symbols of the 1410 Battle of Grunwald (Tannenbaum) era.
Jens Pattke, 31 Mar 2002, translated by Chrystian Kretowicz.

On the page devoted to Kwidzyn county (Poland) we can see description of the flag:
"... the eagle of St.John the Baptist (armorial eagle of Kwidzyn County) is seen, placed between two gold and vertical stripes."
So I have changed the image of the flag (the source is pl.wikipedia).
Michael B.Simakov, 11 May 2010

Actually, the symbol of the eagle with halo is the eagle of Saint John the Evangelist, one of the four symbols from the prophesy of Ezekiel (1:10), which are said to  represent the four Gospels. Luke is the face of  a man or angel, John is the face of an eagle, Mark is the face of a lion and Matthew is the face of a bull.
John Udics, 11 May 2010


Kwidzyn county Coat of Arms

[Kwidzyn county Coat of Arms] image by Jens Pattke, 30 Mar 2002
adopted 7 Jun 1999