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Bartoszyce city (Poland)
Bartoszyce county, Warmińsko-mazurskie vojvodship
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Bartoszyce city and commune flag
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
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
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
image from this website.