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[Rybnik city flag] by Jarig Bakker, 9 Sep 2001 See also:

Rybnik 1998 flag

[Rybnik 1998 flag] by Jarig Bakker, 9 Sep 2001

In "Godło i Barwa Polski Samorz±dowej - Herbi i Flagi Górnego ¦l±ska i Zagłębia", Katowice, 1998, are two flags of
Rybnik (¦l±skie vojvodship):
1. Horizontal tri-band BWV 1:3:1, with the CoA without frills. Flagproportion: 3:4
Jarig Bakker, 9 Sep 2001


Rybnik 1998 flag without CoA

[Rybnik 1998 flag without CoA] by Jarig Bakker, 9 Sep 2001

2. As above, without CoA.


Rybnik city flag

However, the site quoted by Pascal now features a new design:
3. A triband BWB 1:2:1, with a CoA with a regular shield.
Description:
"The shape of the flag is a rectangular in which the ratio of the shorter side (width) to the longer side (length) is 5 : 8. The pattern
of the flag consists of three horizontal stripes situated and coloured accordingly:
The two external stripes are blue and take 1/4 of the width of the flag each.
The middle stripe, white in colour, takes 2/4 of the width of the flag and bears the Town coat of arms centrally placed."
While vertically placed, the flag bears the coat of arms centrally, on the white vertical stripe."

The Resolution becomes effective on January 1st, 2001 and is subject to being made public in the columns of "Gazeta Rybnicka".
Jarig Bakker, 9 Sep 2001


Rybnik city vertical flag

[Rybnik city vertical flag] by Jarig Bakker, 9 Sep 2001
4. The vertical flag.
Jarig Bakker, 9 Sep 2001

Rybnik city 1999 flag

[Rybnik 1999 flag] by Pascal Gross, 20 August 1999, after image from this site.

The city of Rybnik is situated in Rybnik county, in the southwestern region of the Silesian province and populated by almost 150,000 citizens. In the Middle Ages, Rybnik functioned as a fishermen's settlement. The town was founded under the German law in approximately 1308. The name of the city originates from the ancient Polish word "rybnik" which means "a fishing pond". The large number of ponds that surrounded the city in the past found its reflection in the name of the city and its coat of arms.

The flag of the City of Rybnik contains the coat of arms placed on a white rectangular background. Along the longer edges of the flag there are blue bands of the same color as the background of the coat of arms.
Info from the Rybnik website.
Pascal Gross, 20 August 1999

If I'm not mistaken the image drawn by Pascal Gross in 1999 is more recent, with the proportions 5:8 (it seems that that becomes the norm for civic flags in Poland). The horizontal bands are proportioned 1:3:1, while the CoA is surrounded
by frills.
Jarig Bakker, 9 Sep 2001


Rybnik Coat of Arms

[Rybnik CoA] image from this site.

"The coat of arms of the City of Rybnik is a blue shield bearing a diagonally located picture of fish - a white pike, which is surrounded by a water chestnut ornament with green stalks and yellow and white flowers. Above the shield there is a brick crest. Both sides of the sides are richly decorated with green vegetal filigree. In the lower part of the shield there is a white band with the city name on it."
The Rybnik City Council resolution 92/XII/91 of January 30, 1991, Section 5. (info from this site).
Pascal Gross, 20 August 1999






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