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Bartoszyce (Poland)

Warminsko-Mazurskie vojvodship

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Bartoszyce county CoA

[Bartoszyce county CoA] image from this website, located by Ivan Sarajcic, 29 May 2001

Bartoszyce flag

[Bartoszyce flag] by Blas Delgado Ortiz and Ivan Sarajcic, 29 May 2001

Bartoszyce. Old Polish ‘Barta’ and Old German ‘Barte’ mean an axe with wide blade. Town’s flag is modelled after the flag which was conquered in the battle of Grunwald. The town’s history dates 1326 when location privilege was granted. In those days it was called Rosenthal- the Valley of Roses. The name didn’t survive. In 1332 it was replaced by Bartenstein.
Bartoszyce is now a county town, situated in north-east Poland, in Warmia and Mazury voivodeship, upon the Lyna River. It lies 16 km away from the border crossing in Bezledy. Going through it is the best way to reach Kaliningrad Province. Number of inhabitants: 28.000.
Source: info from this website
Jarig Bakker, 2 Sept 2000

The narrow white stripe at the top isn't explained anywhere, is it?
It's really a weird flag!...
Jorge Candeias, 31 May 2001


Bartoszyce Coat of Arms

[Bartoszyce Coat of Arms] image from this website, reported by Jarig Bakker, 2 Sept 2000

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