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Novograd-Volyns'ky (Zhytomir, Ukraine)


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from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry

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The Gonfalon  

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"In October 12 1994 the session of the town council approved the gonfalon: a rectangular canvas with a ratio of the sides: 1:1,23. In a white field with purple embroidery (motive of embroidery is from the collection of O.Kosach in Volyn) there is a small coat of arms of the town. Four sides of the gonfalon have two edgings - internal of white and red; and external of dark blue and yellow triangles."
Phil Nelson, 7 July 1999

Coat of Arms

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"On the 12th of October 1994 town council session confirmed a modern emblem: a French shield of four parts with a chief and an escutcheon. In the first part in an or field there is a part of a sable double-headed crowned eagle; in the second part in a purple field having the form of a fortress wall there are Cossacks sword and a sabre in cross signify the events of the liberation war of the 17th century. In the third part in a vert field you see two feathers ranged in the form of the letter "Y" to signify the fact that the town is the birth-place of Lessia Ukrainka. In the fourth part in an azure field there is an or bell in which an azure sign ranged in the form of the letter "Z" is to signify the first name of the town - Zviagel'. On the or escutcheon a straight purple cross in pale. In the argent chief there is an inscription in Cyrillic alphabet "Novohrad-Volyns'kyi". The emblem is crowned with an argent mauerkrone with three embattlements."
Phil Nelson, 7 July 1999

The City

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"City in Gytomir Oblast. For the first time Novohrad-Volyns'kyi was mentioned in 1257 as Zviagel' in Galyts'ko-Volyns'ke state. The origin of the name comes from the Ukrainian word "zviaga" meaning "noise"."
Phil Nelson, 7 July 1999

Gytomir could (should) be Zhytomir.
Jarig Bakker, 10 July 1999

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