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Swietokrzyskie vojvodship

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Końskie county flag

[Konecki county flag] by Jens Pattke, 4 Nov 2001

Końskie County (voj. Swietokrzyskie). Flag adopted 10 Nov 1999.
The image isn't like on the FOTW-website!!!
The order of the colors is different. The CD-ROM - catalogue "Katalog weksyliów samorzadowych" by Alfred Znamierowski and Jacek Skorupski publishes the flag which is shown in the magazine "Flaga 13/14" also. Correct description: Divided horizontally into four bends of equal breadth - red, white, yellow, and blue !!!
Source: FLAGA - Biuletyn Polskiego Towarzystwa Weksylologicznego Nr.13/14 (2001)
Jens Pattke, 4 Nov 2001

To make sure of the right flag I have found the text of the law governing the Konskie flag:

"Flag established by the decision # XII/54/99 of County Council of Konskie on 10 Nov 10 1999 concerning introduction of the arms and flag of Konskie County.
In that decision:
§ 4  The flag of the county is ordered in accordance with the graphic and color drawing contained as an addendum # 2 to this decision.
§ 5   The flag is rectangular in proportions 8 : 5 and represents 4 equal horizontal stripes in red, white, yellow and light blue colors.
§ 6   1. The flag of the county is raised on or in front of the buildings being the official headquarters or sites of the meetings of the organs of the county.
       2. Raised on the flagpole, the flag's upper edge is on the left side to the observer. Moving part of the upper edge of the flag is fastened to the flagpole.
       3.It is permitted to allow use of small renditions of the flag as table-flags or pennants.
Arms and flag were positively approved by the minister responsible for public administration (28 Mar 2000)"
Jens Pattke, 21 Nov - translation from Polish by Chrystian Kretowicz.

Konskie, the seat of the county, is a city in south-central Poland, with a population of 23.000, 50 km NW of Kielce, the seat of
Swietokrzyskie Voivodship.
Bartłomiej Kachniarz, 11 Dec 2000

Końskie county erroneous (?) flag

[Konecki county erroneous (?) flag] by Pascal Gross, 8 Dec 2000 after image from this site, reported by Jarig Bakker, 10 Sept 2000

Description of the flag: Divided horizontally into four bends of equal breadth: yellow, red, white, blue. The colors of the flag are those of the CoA.
Bartłomiej Kachniarz, 11 Dec 2000

Końskie county Coat of Arms

[Konecki county CoA] image from this site, reported by Jarig Bakker, 10 Sept 2000

Description of the CoA: The chief per pale; 1: per fess gules and argent, 2: azur, two stars or; in base: gules, a waterwheel or.
The CoA was derived from the CoA of ¦więtokrzyskie Voivodship by taking the main motifs only. In the lower part of the CoA, the wheel symbolizes perfection and also the iron production which was very important for the county’s economy from 15. through 19. centuries. It stands for the numerous blacksmith workshops and water mills around the county.
Bartłomiej Kachniarz, 11 Dec 2000

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