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Uman (Cherkasay Oblast, Ukraine)

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by Anto'nio Martins, 26 Febuary 2002

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The Gonfalon

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
On 30 May 1996, the session of the town council approved the gonfalon: a square canvas. In a dark blue field there is a Cossack with lance, dressed in white. In top and bottom the gonfalon has a red edging with width of 1/8 of width of the gonfalon, on edging there are 14 silver stars.
Phil Nelson, 7 July 1999

Coat of Arms

from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
On the 30th of May 1996 town council session confirmed (resolution No. 3-8/22) a modern emblem - in an azure field there is an argent Cossack with a spear. The Cossack symbolizes the glorious past of Uman', formerly regimental town.
Phil Nelson, 7 July 1999

The City

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
City in Cherkasay Oblast. The first written mention refers to 1616. The origin of the name comes from the river Umanka.Since 1648 it was a regimental town.
Phil Nelson, 7 July 1999

Uman is a holy place for the Braclav Hasidim (Hasidic Jews from nearby Braclav - pronounced "Bratslav"), as their Rabbi Nahman is buried here.
(V. and J. Louis - The Complete Guide to the Soviet Union, 1991)
Jarig Bakker, 10 July 1999

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