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Kartuzy city (Poland)

Kartuzy county, Pomorskie vojvodship

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[Kartuzy city flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 5 Mar 2008 See also:

Kartuzy city flag

The municipal flag of Kartuzy is a dark blue cloth, in centre the lightblue shield of Coat of Arms.
Jens Pattke, 19 Jul 2004

Wikipedia has it in two shades of blue, but opposite to the ones Jens describes.
The Statut doesn't say anything about the two different shades and I have in my files uniformly blue flag with the arms.Which one is right? I don't know, asked, but no response.
Chris Kretowicz, 5 Mar 2008


Kartuzy city striped flag

[Kartuzy striped flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 5 Mar 2008

The flag mentioned by "Magda" (below): blue - white - black: I took it to mean three horizontal stripes, but that is pure speculation:
Jarig Bakker, 5 Mar 2008


Kartuzy city Coat of Arms

[Kartuzy coat opd arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 5 Mar 2008

I am attaching an image of Kartuzy's Coat of Arms, and present some info about this town. Kartuzy - the capital city of Powiat Kartuski (Kartuzy County) which administratively belongs to Województwo Pomorskie (Pomorskie Vojvodship) and is 2.7% of its territory. Kartuzy is situated 32 kilometers from the capital city of vojvodship, Gdansk.
Source: http://www.kartuzy.pl.
Krzysztof Adamski, 19 Jul 2004

The coat of arms is explained at this webpage by "Magda":
"On the 8 February 1920 Kartuzy became again a part of Poland. The city authorities were not sure about the emblem. Probably in the Prussian times the emblem was an escutcheon divided into two parts with a picture of Saint Mary in heaven on one part and seven stars on the other part.
There is an image of Kartuzy's emblem on the temporary 20 mark banknote for Kartuzy and its district. It was valued since 1 March 1920. In the Prussian times the image of the Saint Mary was replaced with the Black Cross of the Teutonic Knights.
On 10 December 1922 dr Aleksander Majkowski proposed a new emblem for Kartuzy. It looked like "a head of the black griffin with a silver beak and a red tongue, without the crown, on a blue background, with seven silver stars over its head". On 29 March 1923 Kartuzy got its city rights according to the Ministry Ordinance from the 14 April 1923. Kartuzy got its emblem according to the Decree of the Minister of the Home Office Władysław Kiernik from 10 July 1923. The blue, white and black became the colours of the city flag. Under the German occupation during WW II Kartuzy had a different emblem. It was changed in 1941 and was used till the end of the war.
Since 1945 Kartuzy has the same emblem as the one before the WW II and it is valid today.
Jarig Bakker, 5 Mar 2008