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Dedoplis Tskaro (Municipality, Georgia)


Last modified: 2012-08-25 by ivan sache
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Flag and arms of Dedoplis Tskaro - Images communicated by The State Council of Heraldry at the Parliament of Georgia, 23 February 2012

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Presentation of Dedoplis Tskaro

The municipality of Dedoplis Tskaro (30,811 inhabitants in 2002, 7,200 in the town proper) is the easternmost municipality in Georgia, located on the border with Azerbaijan.

Ivan Sache, 31 May 2012

Flag of Dedoplis Tskaro

The flag and arms of Dedoplis Tskaro are prescribed by Decree No. 7, adopted on 29 April 2011 by the Municipal Council.

The flag is vertically divided blue-red (1:3) with a white shield charged with Queen Tamar's seal represented in red.
The coat of arms of Dedoplis Tskaro is "Quarterly, 1. Azure a two- towered fortress or port and windows gules flying a banner argent charged with Queen Tamar's seal gules, 2. Gules a spring argent gushing fourth from a mount or ensigned by a bowl of the same, 3. Gules a garb or, 4. Argent a bull's head sable. The shield surmounted by a three-towered mural crown argent fimbriated sable. Under the shield a scroll argent fimbriated sable charged with the name of the town in Georgian capital letters sable."

Source: The State Council of Heraldry at the Parliament of Georgia (website).

The upper quarters make the arms canting and recall the legendary foundation of the town. Dedoplis Tskaro was part of the Georgian historical province of Kambechovani; in the 17th-18th centuries, the province had 70,000-80,000 inhabitants, 10,000-15,000 of them living in the fortified town of Khornabuji. The town was renamed Dedoplis Tskaro (The Queen's Spring) after a visit of Queen Tamar; after having enjoyed water coming from a spring located uphill - subsequently known as Tamar's Spring - , the Queen ordered to build a clay pipe network to bring water to the downtown without damaging the spring.

Source: Dedoplis Tskaro webpage on the Kakheti Region website

Ivan Sache, 31 May 2012