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Tatrzański county (Poland)

Małopolskie vojvodship

Last modified: 2007-12-29 by jarig bakker
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Tatrzański county flag

[Tatrzański county flag] image by Jens Pattke, 30 Jan 2002, after image by J. J. Anderson.

The flag was adopted 10 May 1999 after a design competition. Coat of arms in the centre, based on information from this webpage. Tatry or Tatrzański county is  in Małopolskie vojvodship, county seat: Zakopane (one of the few counties with a differing name for county and county seat).
J. J. Anderson, 29 Jan 2002

Here is a translation of the law on the flag of Powiat Tatrzański:
"In the center is an image of Our Lady of Jaworzyn from Wiktorowek, Queen of the Tatras, superimposed on the stylized highlanders' folk-art. All of it is placed on white background between two vertical green bands"
Not mentioned is a background behind the image of Our Lady - the mountain range featuring the peak of Giewont with the cross.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 Jan 2002

I wrote to the Tatry county office, but so far have not received any response. I have a suspicion or hypothesis. The succession of stripes, because of the huge coat of arms, is probably 1:2:1. Big coats of arms with 3/4 flag height are at present characteristic for Polish vexillology. The vertical division 1:2:1 does occur frequently. When I get an answer from Tatry I'll let you know.
Jens Pattke, 30 Jan 2002

Tatrzański county coat of arms

[Tatrzański county CoA] image from this webpage, reported by J. J. Anderson, 29 Jan 2002