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The City of Warsaw had carried out a reform of the administrative division
in the year 1994. The former boroughs were united to the new borough Warszawa-Centrum.
The old status "Borough" (Polish: gmina warszawska) was reduced
to status of "Quarter" (Polish "dzielnica"). There were the following
boroughs to 1994:
The boroughs used unofficial flags since 1961. These flags were abolished in 1994. The present quarters use the flag and the CoA of Warsaw.
Presently, they are only quarters in the new Warszawa-Centrum Borough.
In 1994, the borderline of the City of Warsaw was enlarged to the surrounded province. New boroughs were founded. These were the follwing:
In addition to the coat of arms, a mermaid or syrenka in
Polish, the city of Warsaw does have a flag of its own, which is
very widely used. It is a plain bi-colour of gold over red.
It is in the same proportions as the National flag. This flag is flown
on all city buildings, and several private buildings. Many trams and buses
are painted gold over red also.
James Oates, 12 Aug 2000
The communes enumerated on the page are those that lie outside the administrative
borders of the city of Warsaw; inside the city, there are further five
separate communes (I think they were instituted in July 1998) corresponding
to the city quarters.
Gwidon S. Naskrent, 6 Sept 2000
Warsaw: horizontal gold/red. The miniature I bought had in addition
the coat of arms centered.
Luc Baronian, 18 May 1999
Some of the cities do fly flags with the coat of arms. Warsaw has its
coat of arms on a flag with a yellow horizontal stripe over a red one.This
flag is seen regularly over city buildings, etc. Sometimes the flag does
not have the coat of arms on it (Yellow and red are the city's colors).
Robert Przygrodzki, 14 Dec 2001
Warsaw - I can't add much . the flag over the city wall is yellow over
red and there is also a vertical banners with the same colours. Miniflags
sold in shops have also the CoA charged on them.
Dov Gutterman, 22 Mar 2002
The shield of Warsaw is red, with a golden crown over it, charged with
a mermaid en passant pink skinned, with blue tail silver tipped, holding
a golden curved sword over her head in the right hand and a golden round
shield in the left.
António Martins, 21 November 1996
Warszawa-Centrum Borough uses the symbols of the city of Warsaw. A difference:
the coat of arms is in the upper yellow stripe here. The city of Warsaw
pulls the same coat of arms across both stripes. Flags adopted on 6 Jun
1995. Ratio 2:3.
Source: Jacek Skorupski "Flagi w Warszawie (Flags in Warsaw)" in FLAGA Nr. 12.
Jens Pattke, 23 Dec 2002