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image by Pascal Vagnat, 24 October 1998
Here is now my drawing of the flag of the Prienai Region
Municipality. this Municipality, is located in Lithuania. (An
other name which can be found is district of Prienai). The flag
is a square banner of the arms. It represents Saint George and
Sources: - Prienai region municipality, Foreign relations advisor- Lithuanian legislation
Pascal Vagnat, 24 October 1998
Prienai - on a blue field a silver armed St. George
with purpure (dark red: the red colour
above is wrong) cloak mounted on brown horse slays with a
black lance a green dragon spitting red flame. Flag proportions
10:11, fringe is silver, finial is silver tip, staff is black.
The charge of arms granted in 1791 should symbolize the fight
against evil coming from outside (Prussia was obviously
first in mind).
Though the arms violate some heraldic rules of colour (quite a common matter in the late 18th century), the Lithuanian Heraldry Commission decided to keep the arms as close to the privilege, as possible. So only the necessary cleansing of colours and the slight improvements of charge were performed.
Virginijus Misiunas, 28 February 2010
image from <www.sav.lt>, located by Pascal Vagnat, 22 October 1998