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Bibrka (Lviv, Ukraine)

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Бібрка

(1:2)
image from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry



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The Flag

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"It was confirmed by the decision N163 of city council executive committee at September, 24th, 1996. Rectangular panel with a parity of width to the length as 1:2, consisting of eight horizontal strips - crimson, dark blue, yellow, green, wavy white, wavy dark blue, wavy white and dark blue (a parity of their width is 12:3:3:20:2:3:2:30). In the center of the panel is a blue board in which sits yellow beaver with yellow branch in paws. Wavy strips mean small river Boberka which proceeds through city."
Dov Gutterman, 10 October 2005

Which makes it canting - "bober" means beaver.
Eugene Ipavec, 11 October 2005

In Ukrainian beaver is bibr (бiбр). In Russian beaver is bobr (бобр). Bober in Russian is fur of a beaver.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 12 October 2005

The English "beaver", the German "Biber", the Dutch "beever", and the ancient French "bièvre" all seem to come from the Gallic word "bebros", and are very close to their Slavic counterparts.
Ivan Sache, 12 October 2005


Coat of Arms


image from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"It was confirmed by the decision N163 of city council executive committee at September, 24th, 1996. Azure; or city wall with three towers and the open gate where sits or beaver and holds in paws or branch with leaves. The author is Z.Tsaryk.
Beaver appeared on the old arms of city in XVI century. The wall with three towers specifies strategic value of city.
A.Grechylo, "Coats-of-arms and Flags of Towns and Villages in Ukraine", Pt.1"
Dov Gutterman, 10 October 2005


The Town

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"It was found in 1211. In 1460 the Magdeburg Right was given".
Dov Gutterman, 10 October 2005