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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 1 November 2009
Here is a photo of the
first presentation of the flag of Klaipedos County on Oct.29,
2004. All county flags and Coat of Arms adopted on 2004 by
Heraldic Commission of Lithuanian Department of Interior.
Jens Pattke, 26 February 2005
Klaipeda county - On a white field the arms of Klaipeda County
and a blue bordure with 10 golden Jogaila crosses. Flag
proportions 5:6, free edges bordered with golden rope, finial is
a golden lance head with golden bands. The arms are based on the
seal of Vogt (lieutenant) of Klaipeda, first
evidence in 1271.
The blue border with 10 Jogaila crosses is a common element for all counties of Lithuania: the border means dependence, the Jogaila cross means Lithuania, and 10 means the number of counties. Colours golden on blue are traditional for Jogaila cross in Lithuanian heraldry.
Virginijus Misiunas, 1 November 2009
image by Jens Pattke, 26 February 2005