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Petřvald (Czechia)

Nový Jičín okres, Moravia-Silesia region

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[Petřvald flag] by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 27 Apr 2002
adopted 21 Jun 1999 See also:

Petřvald municipality flag

Flag and Coat of Arms of Petřvald municipality, Nový Jičín district, Moravosilesian region can be found at this website. (in the left is "obecni urad", hoovering over that shows "symboly obce"- et voilá!
Flag granted 12 June 1999 - and I like it! (what kind of bird?
Jarig Bakker, 26 Apr 2002

Evidently a peacock.
BTW - it is not *the city of* Petřvald (CZE) whose flag is horizontally blue-green-black (3:1:1), with yellow half-eagle in
the blue field and yellow mining tools over the green-black stripes.
Jan Zrzavy, 26 Apr 2002

Although it looks like a chicken dressed as an ostrich, it was meant as a peacock. There was a noble family of knights, later barons Petřvaldský z Petřvaldu (also known as "von Peterswald"). They made fortune in southern Moravia, because beautiful baroque Villa or Chateau in Buchlovice, District Uherské Hradiště was build by them, as they were owners of Buchlov Manor.
Why I'm writing about them? Their Coat of Arms was: Per Pale Or and Azure a Peacock Argent.
Crosier has two meanings - it says, that village was owned by Bishops of Olomouc and also, that local Church has St. Nicholas as Patron Saint.
Colours (silver/white, red and blue) are derived from Moravian Arms, because this Petřvald is situated in Moravian part of District.
Aleš Křížan, 26 Apr 2002

Petřvald Coat of Arms

[Petřvald Coat of Arms] image from this website, reported by Jarig Bakker, 26 Apr 2002