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Libeň (Czech Republic)

Praha 8, Prague capital city

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[new Flag of Liben] image by Jarig Bakker, 21 Jan 2009 See also:

new Libeň flag

I noticed that the flag of Praha - Liben as shown on FOTW site is incorrect. The flag by Jan Kravcik, as displayed, was never used by Liben. The correct flag comprises of four equal horizontal stripes of blue, white, red, and blue, precisely as shown on Liben coat of arms. The coat of arms as displayed has lighter colors for some reason.
I was in Praha for my son's wedding which was held at Liben Castle, now Liben Town Hall, and I confirmed with the Mayor's office that the flag flying on top of the Town Hall is actually the flag of Liben. The flag flying on the Town hall is as discribed above.
George Kovats, 20 Jan 2009

The image by Jan Kravcik is based on the Praha coat of arms; in a special issue of Petr Exner's Vexilologický Lexikon about the wards of Praha, 2005, is shown that the fourth flag from the left represents Libeń; Jan drew the images at the time after the banners on the Praha Coat of Arms. At some time the red-blue-white colors represented Libeń.
Jarig Bakker, 21 Jan 2009


Libeň flag

[Flag of Liben] image by Jan Kravčik, 10 July 2000

Libeň coat of arms

[Coat of Arms of Praha-Liben] image from this website, located by Jarig Bakker, 18 Apr 2002