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Rakovník city, Czech Republic

Rakovník okres, Central Bohemian region

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by andrew weeks
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Rakovník city flag

[flag of Rakovník] by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 19 Jul 2001, after image by Petr Exner.

Rakovník (German: Rakonitz) is a town 60 km west of Prague with 17.000 inhabitants.
Jarig Bakker, 25 Apr 2001

Are there fresh water lobsters in Czechia? The image in the coat of arms is not symmetrical in the legs and mouths position, so I rendered them as they appear in it.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 19 Jul 2001

Not lobsters but crayfish. BTW, "rak" (in "Rakovnik") = "crayfish" in Czech.
Jan Zrzavy, 19 Jul 2001

Now I see it. We call them "langostino" (trans: little lobster) down here, because they are very big compared with common
river crayfish.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 19 Jul 2001


Rakovník coat of arms

[Rakovník Coat of Arms] image from this website., found by Jarig Bakker, 25 Apr 2001