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Červené Pečky (Czech Republic)

Kolín okres, Central Bohemian region

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[Červené Pečky flag] image by Jakub Grombíř, 1 Oct 2008
adopted 30 Nov 2007 See also:

Červené Pečky municipality

Červené Pečky - This little town ("městys" in Czech) in Central Bohemia, near Kolín city, has about 1 620 inhabitants. Formerly it was called Hraboňovy Pečky (after knight Hraboň, owner of town), to distinguish it from nearby industrial town Pečky (with tool factory Stanley). Nowadays name (Červené = Red) is taken from walls of local famous brewery, which was painted by bulls blood in XIX. century. It is remained by red colour of coat of arms and flag, which bears black deer head, symbol of aristocratic family Hrubý z Jelení, who sit on Červené Pečky from 1784. It is not very mighty or rich house, but famous for its cultural meaning: Řehoř Hrubý z Jelení (Gelenius) and his son Zikmund were Renaissance writers and printers (Řehoř translated works of Erasmus de Rotterdam to Czech). Bohdan Hrubý z Jelení who lived at the end of XIX Century, was significant producer of orchideas. In our times, town is notable for its castle ond its good table-tennis players. Flag and arms adopted 30 November 2007.
Source:  http://www.cervenepecky.cz/ .
Jakub Grombíř, 1 Oct 2008

Červené Pečky Coat of Arms

[Červené Pečky coat of arms] image by Jakub Grombíř, 1 Oct 2008
adopted 30 Nov 2007