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Velim (Czech Republic)

Kolín okres, Central Bohemian region

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[Velim flag] by Jarig Bakker, 25 Jun 2004
adopted 7 Oct 2003 See also:

Velim municipality flag

Image based on Petr Exner's Vexilologický Lexikon prapori obcí ČR (2003) - Velim, Kolín district, Central Bohemian region - adopted 7 Oct 2003 - in the canton a cocoatree.
Jarig Bakker, 25 Jun 2004

I don't know why a cocoa tree is represented on a Czech flag, but the representation, although simplified, is quite accurate.
On the flag, the tree is shown as a stem with two leaves and two pods - the two yellow fruits. On real trees, flowers are formed nearly directly on the trunk, so that the "stem" of the pod is hardly visible. A tree can bear up to 40-50 pods, but several of them don't mature because of wilting (degeneration of physiological origin) or are damaged by insects, rodents, ferrets and diseases.
Ivan Sache, 29 Jun 2004

Velim Coat of Arms

[Velim Coat of Arms] from this site.