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Here the resultats of the joint venture of the troika Adam Kromer, Chris
Kretowicz and me: The publication on symbols of Lebork County in the vojvodship
I found the law in the WWW. Chris translated the text of the law. Adam Kromer found the coat of arms on this webpage. International team work!!!
Here the text:
" Law # XXXIV/240/2002 - Lebork County Council
Flag and Arms adopted on March 15, 2002
COAT OF ARMS
Arms: Three-parted shield (in the shape of upside down letter 'T')
First field - silver (white) with red griffin facing left.
Second field - gold (yellow) with the black griffin facing right.
Third field - blue with the gold lion holding silver tower.
The Arms relate to the tradition and history of those lands. Red Griffin
comes from the historical arms of Pomerania originated as CoA of the Pomeranian
Princes in XIII th Cent. It is shown on the seals of several Polish Kings
( eg. Alexander Jagiellon 1501) Black Griffin is a symbol of the Kashubes,
dating from early XX th Cent. To distinguish it from the Pomeranian Griffin,
the color of the beast was changed to black, often adorned with the gold
crown). In this rendition it first appeared on the cover of the publication
"Gryf" -- organ of Young Kashubian Movement - led by A. Majkowski - in
This combination of two griffins symbolizes the border character of the Land of Lebork which was the subject to many political games and rivalry between Polish and German cultural influences. The Red Griffin represents Germanized and Protestant princely families of Pomerania and the Black Griffin stands for Polish character of the Kashubians. The golden lion holding the tower represents the capital city of the region.
Arms of Lebork featuring the Lion (guardian of the castle) is known from XIVth Cent. and appeared in various forms on the city seals. The blue color dominates in the arms of local nobility and also reminds of the link to Bytow and the location of the county near water - sea and river Leba.
On the rectangle, two equal horizontal bands - blue and yellow; the arms are placed centrally on it. Ratio 5:8
Source: UCHWALA RADY POWIATU LEBORSKIEGO Nr XXXIV/240/2002 z dnia
15 marca 2002 r. w sprawie ustanowienia herbu i flagi Powiatu Lęborskiego
(published in: DZIENNIK URZEDOWY WOJEWÓDZTWA POMORSKIEGO Nr. 19; Gdansk,
March 26, 2002)
Jens Pattke, 20 Nov 2002