Last modified: 2002-10-05 by jarig bakker
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At this page
are some explanations (Slovakian) concerning the flag as well as a picture.
The flag (attached here), of ratio 2:3, is made of four horizontal stripes:
blue-white-red-blue (1-2-2-1). The colours are coming from the coat of
The picture at the page quoted above isn't right: the width of the blue stripes is bigger and the ratio of the flag more 1:2 than 2:3. The text says clearly that the width of the blue stripes together is 1/3 the width of the flag, the width of the white and red stripes together making 2/3 of the width of the flag.
There is also a standard for the president of the region on this
page (without image so far). From the pieces of pictures found in the
directory of the page, I managed to make an incomplete puzzle. I could
only understand that there is a white lozenge and red-blue borders and
that the regional coat of arms may in the middle. Can anyone understand
Pascal Vagnat, 20 Aug 2002
I have understood it as badly as Mr. Vagnat explained it. Although his
translation is brilliant - they really used the word "kosoctverec"/lozenge
describing the Chairman´s Standard (Štandarta predsedu samosprávneho
kraja). I cannot imagine such a flag.
Concerning the explanations of the Arms: the Deer is from Trencin County seal, eagle is from the arms, which was granted later and the rest is from Nitra County Arms. This Arms showed (and shows again!) following historic scene: King Ladislas (László) the Saint is killing by battle axe a wild Cumanian.
Ales Krizan, 21 Aug 2002
The standard is quite unconventional. We might have expected a banner
of the arms, but it is just the normal flag, though in form of a banner,
the stripes being vertical and in the order B-R-W-B with the coat of arms
at the top and a motto (unreadable) on a red and white ribbon. I cannot
see where the lozenge(s) mentionned in the text are.
Is the picture what is explained in the text?
Pascal Vagnat, 24 Sep 2002