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Opole city (Poland)

Opolskie voivodship

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Opole flag

[Opole flag] image by Antonio Martins, 21 May 1999

Opole: horizontal yellow-dark blue
Pascal Vagnat, 19 May 1999

Opole is in Opole county; a retained regional seat, located on the Odra (Oder) river and adjoining islands. An ancient Slavic capital of the Opolans tribe, and because of this mentioned in the Bavarian Geographer. Since 13th century the seat of an independent Silesian duke; a town since 1217, a vassal of the Czech kingdom since 1327, passed to Austria in 1527 and to Prussia in 1740. In Poland since WW2. ca. 130.000 inhabitants. German name: Oppeln.
Gwidon S. Naskrent, 6 Sept 2000

Opole horizontal flag with coat of arms

[Opole flag with coat of arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 12 Jun 2002

I just found this website with a photo of a bunch of holidaymakers on the Balearics with the flag of Poland and of Opole city - yellow over blue with the city coat of arms centered on the yellow strip. I used Antonio Martin's image with the coat of arms on this page for this image.
Jarig Bakker, 12 Jun 2002

Opole vertical flag with coat of arms

[Opole flag with coat of arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 12 Jun 2002

There are two beautiful city photos (see here and here), which contain vertical PL, Euro, and Opole flag *with* coat of arms (not on FOTW-ws). Does mixed Opole and Euro flag have any official standing?
Lewis A. Nowitz, 12 Sep 2000

This vertical flag with coat of arms is from this webpage, for which I followed the same procedure as above.
Jarig Bakker, 12 Jun 2002

Opole European flag?

[Opole European flag] by Zachary Harden, 19 Mar 2001, after image from this site, reported by Jarig Bakker, 13 Sep 2000

This flag from seems too nice a design to be real. Yellow over blue are the city colors, and they managed to mix this with the EC-flag.
Jarig Bakker, 13 Sep 2000

The text on the page with the Opole flag states that in April 1997, the Euro Parliament's commission on the environment, regional planning and local government awarded Opole an "Honour Flag of the Council of Europe". This is the third highest honour after the European Prize and Honour Plaque. It is awarded by the European Parliament to local governments for their activities for European integration. I suspect the fringed one is the Honour flag, which means that the one next to the coat of arms (i.e. the altered European flag) is the city one.
Robert Czernkowski, 13 Sep 2000

Opole Coat of Arms

[Opole coat of arms] image from this site reported by Robert M. J. Czernkowski.