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Jesenik (district Jeseník) as village on the confluence of Bela nad Staric was first mentioned in 1267. A town Frywaldov (Freiwaldau) was mentioned in 1295. Its development is connected with ore mining, supported by the Princes of Nisa: the bishops of Vratislav (Wroclaw, Poland). The seat of the administrators of the bishops was Fryvaldov Castle (Feste). From 1651-84 many witch-trials made the town notorious. In 1831 Vinzenz Priessnitz started a Spa in nearby Gräfenberg village (now Lazne Jesenik). The Czech government established on 15th February 1996 (effective 1 Jan 1996) the new district Jesenik.
The Coa was granted by bishop Jan Thurzo - which is the reason why the Lower Silesian eagle of Wroclaw (Breslau) was placed here. The flag is horizontally striped green - black - yellow. In the center of the field is the CoA, reaching from the middle of the green stripe to the middle of the yellow stripe.
Ales Krizan, 21 Dec 2000.