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Kežmarok city (Slovakia)

Kežmarok okres, Prešov region

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[Kežmarok flag] by Ivan Sache, 29 Jan 1999
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Kežmarok flag

Kežmarok is a historical city located under the High Tatras Mountains. The city is in the north part of the Slovak Republic. It has 18.000 inhabitants and received urban rights in 1269.

Kežmarok 'official flag'

[Kežmarok 'official flag'] by Ivan Sache, 27 Jan 1999, adapted from this site, found by Dov Gutterman.

I have two Slovakian sources that report different flags. First a web site with all civic Coat of Armss and flags:second: a poster issued by the Slovakian genealogic-heraldic society 1996 (SGHS MS) named "Slovensko v symbolike miest"/"Slovakia in municipal symbols". The two sources otherwise have some little differences, but they both agree regarding this city. The Coat of Arms from the site Dov sent is rather the same as in the two sources, except for the supporter (in both sources all Coat of Armss are "supporterless"). But that can hardly prove that there is none. However, both sources have the flag of Kežmarok as horizontally divided in four color YBRW, top to bottom (in "standard" swallowtailed form of Slovakian municipal flags). So, who is right?
Željko Heimer, 27 Jan 1999

I have the poster too and the book "Erby a vlajky miest v Slovenskej republike" published by the Slovakian state authorities in 1991. The book shows exactly the same coat of arms as the poster and what Dov found , and exactly the same flag as on the poster, that is Y-B-R-W horizontally. I have checked something else. As all the communal flags in Slovakia are different, I have searched which commune has a Y-B flag. It is Košice. So two hypotheses: either the website is wrong and the flag is the one of Košice, or the book and the poster are wrong and they permutated the flags of Košice and Kežmarok.
Pascal Vagnat wrote 28 Jan 1999

Following the description provided by Pascal, attached the putative municipal flag of Kežmarok - or is it Košice ?
Ivan Sache, 29 Jan 1999


Kežmarok Coat of Arms

[Kežmarok Coat of Arms]

From: <http://www.tatrahome.sk/revue/erby/>. (!Link does not work any more!)