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Bartoszyce county (Poland)

Powiat bartoszycki, Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodship

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[Bartoszyce county flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 18 Mar 2008
adopted 26 Sep 2003 Gminy (districts) in Bartoszyce County:
  • Bartoszyce town
  • Bartoszyce rural district
  • Bisztynek
  • Górowo Iławeckie town
  • Górowo Iławeckie rural district
  • Sępopol
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Bartoszyce county

Here is the flag of Bartoszyce county, in Warminsko-Mazurskie vojvodship (NE Poland). It is hidden in this pdf-file.
Chrystian Kretowicz kindly sent me images of flag and arms, as well as some info.
The new flag was adopted on 26 September 2003, after earlier proposal (2002) was rejected.

Flag description: red with a fly-diagonal "cut", a white inner border except at the hoist; at the hoist a battle-axe with yellow haft and grey blade, and a grey stone. proportions 1:2.
Coat of Arms: Spanish II-type heraldic shield, of uniform red color with the arms containing a graphic image of the weapons of the ancient pagan Prusian (not Prussian) tribes - the Barts and the Natangs.- which are 2 iron battle axes and 15 stones. The shape of these weapons is based on the actual Prusian battle-axes.

The elements of the symbols correspond to the name of the County, as these are a compilation of the words "Barten" - ax and "Stein" - stone. Bartenstein is the old, German name of the captal of the County. Located in the center of the shield, the gold, Sigismund-type (closed) royal crown, signifies the period of 1466-1657, when the Monastic Prussia (Ordensstaat) and since 1525, the Ducal Prussia (Herzogtum Preussen) was a fief of the Commonwealth of Both Nations. It commemorates also the Oath of Loyalty of Albrecht von Hohenzollern to King Sigismund I Jagiello (the Old) taken in Cracow (Krakow) in 1525 and making the Ducal Prussia a fief of the Crown of Poland."
Jarig Bakker, 18 Mar 2008


Bartoszyce county Coat of Arms

[Bartoszyce county Coat of Arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 18 Mar 2008

Bartoszyce county rejected Coat of Arms

[Bartoszyce county Coat of Arms] image from this website.