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Starachowice county (Poland)

Swietokrzyskie vojvodship

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Starachowice county flag

[Starachowice county flag] by Jens Pattke, 17 Nov 2002

Although there is no picture there, this site has a description of the county's flag.
" The Flag of Starachowice County is a tautological mirror of its CoA - three gold crowns, tilted backward, placed 2:1 and a double-armed cross with a shorter upper arm, all on the light blue piece of cloth. The flag's ratio is 5:8."
The CoA contains the elements from  the Krakow Archbishopric's CoA (three crowns) to which Starachowice belongs.
These symbols date back to the XIII th Century.
The double-armed cross represents the Swietokrzyskie Voivodship.
This cross is of the model of the "Jerusalem Cross" related to the cult of the Holy Cross Wood originated several hundreds years earlier in Caravaca, Murcia, Spain.
To Poland the cult of the Holy Cross Wood was brought from Hungary in 1270.
The blue color symbolizes fidelity, humility and sacrifice.
The gold color stands for wisdom, respect, achievement and perfection.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 16 Nov 2002

Starachowice county CoA

[Starachowice county CoA] image from this website, located by Jarig Bakker, 20 Aug 2002