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Pohořelice (Czech Republic)

Zlín okres, Zlín region

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[Pohorelice flag] by Jarig Bakker, 2 Nov 2004
adopted 21 Jun 1999 See also:

Pohořelice municipality flag

Image after Petr Exner's Vexilologický Lexikon prapory obcí ČR (1999) - Pohořelice, Zlín district, Zlín region - adopted 21 Jun 1999.
Jarig Bakker, 2 Nov 2004

This flag is an interesting (and unusual) combination of Islamic and Christian symbols (Crescent moon with star, although the eight pointed star is not usual among Islamic symbols, surrounded by four crosses formee).  Any idea what the background story could be?
André Burgers, 2 Nov 2004

It may have the same origin as Dokkum (Fryslân, The Netherlands): a reminder of the Crusades; the town of Varnsdorf in
Czechia has a white crescent and star on its Coat of Arms and flag as well, possibly derived from an old family's Coat of Arms.
Jarig Bakker, 2 Nov 2004


Pohořelice Coat of Arms

[Pohorelice Coat of Arms] by Jarig Bakker, 2 Nov 2004, after image on this site.