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Stars on its flag are remark of St. John Nepomuk, but not the arms. A small representation of St John was once in a medallion, which was placed over the church gate (I mean that church depicted in Arms, not a real building), but only Saint in Nepomuk Arms today is Holy Virgin with Child.
Ale╣ K°Ýżan, 17 Oct 2001
This municipality in Plze˛-jih okres, in southwest Czechia, has a vertically presented flag. The CoA on the same page differs completely from it. Is that John Nepomuk, the patron-saint of Bohemia, who is depicted on the CoA?
Jarig Bakker, 7 July 2000.
Indeed it's he! Details of John Nepomuk's life, canonization by Pope Benedict XIII, etc., is on the Website. It's in Czech, however...
Lewis A. Nowitz, 06 Jul 2000
Nepomuk (about 30 km south of Plze˛) is the birthplace of the Vicar-General of the Prague Episcopal Court, John of Nepomuk (means: 'born in Pomuk'), who was hurled into the Vltava from the Charles Bridge on 20 March 1393. After the Battle of the White Mountain (1620) the cult of John of Nepomuk was made the main plank of the Jesuits' programme to re-catholicise the Bohemian people. Kilian Ignaz Dienzenhofer built a pilgrimage church on the site of the former birthplace of the Blessed John of Nepomuk (later canonized) - From: Nagels's Czechoslovakia Travel Guide, Geneva, 1959.
Jarig Bakker, 10 July 2000.