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image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 14 Sep 2009
adopted 4 May 2009
The flag proposal of February 6, 2008, reported by Jens, was rejected
by the Heraldic Commission in Warsaw. They claimed it is too similar to
many others using the "Leliwa" CoA and asked the Tarnobrzeg County Council
to come up with something else.
They did, and on May 4, 2009 send for Commission's approval a new set of symbols:
Arms: "Renaissance shield in 72,5 (height) by 62,5 (length) rounded
at the bottom and divided vertically into two parts.
First part - red - has three white bars on it.
Second part - dark blue - has the "Leliwa" CoA (upside down crescent moon under the six-pointed star, all gold) and, below it, four six-pointed smaller stars arranged in the square.
These stars are supposed to symbolize 4 communes of the County: Baranów Sandomierski, Gorzyce, Grebów and Nowa Deba. (all gold, too)"
Flag: "Rectangle 90 cm by 100 cm divided horizontally into three bands:
Upper one - dark blue - 15 cm
Middle one - yellow (gold) - 60 cm
Lower one - dark blue - 15 cm
County's Arms are situated centrally on the yellow band."
The new Arms correspond with the traditions of the old Sandomierz Land
and Sandomierz Voivodship of the Commonwealth of Both Nations (Rzeczpospolita).
The "Leliwa" CoA's is retained to stress the importance of that Family in the history of Poland and Tarnobrzeg Region.
Hopefully, the new symbols will gain the approval of the Commission in the big city.
Source: <http://tarnobrzeski.pl/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=281&Itemid=10> (flag on page 2)
Chrystian Kretowicz, 14 Sep 2009
On February 6, 2008, County Council adopted a decision of the new symbols
of Tarnobrzeg County. Then we sent the new symbols to Polish Heraldic Commission.
The Commission examined the drafts. A permit will be issued in the future.
The coat of arms is a renaissance-shield which at the basis is rounded. Between the tops of the underlying crescent is situated a golden star with six sharp prongs. Under the crescent are green garlands of oak leaves.
The flag is vertically divided blue-yellow-blue (3:10:3). Left and right of the yellow squares are a narrow blue strip. In the middle of the cloth is the Coat of Armsof the Tarnobrzeg County. The ratio of the cloth is 5:8.
Official colors are:
blue - C -100, M-65, Y- 0, K- 0
yellow (gold) - C -0, M-0, Y-100, K- 0
green - C-49, M-0, Y,98, K-0
Sources: county website.
Jens Pattke, 5 Dec 2008
A long shot, probably, but is there any link between this county and
the English city of Portsmouth? The arms areremarkably similar. I know
that Portsmouth's date are associated with King Richard I (the Lionheart)
and werevery likely used during the crusades (ironic, really - a
star and crescent as arms against the Saracens). Though Portsmouth's star
is now usually eight-pointed, the original version was often six-pointed.
See this website.
James Dignan, 6 Dec 2008
This coat of arms is known in Poland as "leliwa" and belongs
to a certain family or more familes through marriage. See f.i. Mińsk
Mazowiecki, Strykow, Tarnów
city and Przeworsk city. A similar Coat
of Arms is used by the town of Varnsdorf (Czech
In The Netherlands crescent and star(s) are associated with the Crusades, notably the siege of Damiate (Egypt) (Haarlem, Dokkum), and with the families van Polanen and Wassenaar. (Wassenaar, Krimpen a.d.Lek, Ouderkerk a.d. IJssel). As far as I know there is no proven relationship to the Crusades (and to Portsmouth).
Jarig Bakker, 6 Dec 2008