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Velim (Czech Republic)

Kolín okres, Central Bohemian region

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[Velim flag] by Jarig Bakker, 25 Jun 2004
adopted 7 Oct 2003 See also:

Velim municipality flag

Image based on Petr Exner's Vexilologický Lexikon prapori obcí ČR (2003) - Velim, Kolín district, Central Bohemian region - adopted 7 Oct 2003 - in the canton a cocoatree.
Jarig Bakker, 25 Jun 2004

I don't know why a cocoa tree is represented on a Czech flag, but the representation, although simplified, is quite accurate.
On the flag, the tree is shown as a stem with two leaves and two pods - the two yellow fruits. On real trees, flowers are formed nearly directly on the trunk, so that the "stem" of the pod is hardly visible. A tree can bear up to 40-50 pods, but several of them don't mature because of wilting (degeneration of physiological origin) or are damaged by insects, rodents, ferrets and diseases.
Ivan Sache, 29 Jun 2004

Velim CoA

[Velim CoA] from this site.