Last modified: 2003-02-22 by jarig bakker
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are flag and CoA of the city of Giżycko. Adopted 31 Aug 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 6 Jun 2002
There is a little legend, which says :" Once, the Prussian Prince (Grand
Elector) Friedrich Wilhelm I (1620-1688) was dining in the local Inn during
his brief stay in Gizycko.The innkeeper served him three carps and the
fish was to such a liking of the Prince, he decided to grant the city its
Coat-of-Arms, three carps on the shield, exactly as he had seen them on
his plate" Unfortunately, the legend has a serious problem with history
as the CoA was really granted well before prince's birth, in 1612.
Chrystian Kretowics, 22 Jul 2002
From Flagdatabank 11, Dec 1999: "On 30 June 1999 Giżycko adopted
a new flag: gyronny resulting in twelve triangles, white alternating with
light blue, charged with the CoA, which is horizontally divided. The white
upper part is charged with a black cormorant, the light blue lower part
with a white fish."
The CoA is from this site with Polish and German text, where one can learn that the German name of this commune in Warminsko-Mazurskie vojvodship is Lötzen. It is in the Giżycko county.
Jarig Bakker, 17 Jun 2001
Gizycko Commune (rural); voj. Warminsko-Mazurskie; Gizycko County, image
regiffed according to Jacek Skorupski : "Polski Flagi Samorzadowe" in
FLAGA #4-5 -Biuletyn Polskiego Towarzystwa Weksylologicznego.
Jens Pattke, 7 Jan 2003