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Taurage County (Lithuania)

Taurages apskritis

Last modified: 2014-05-31 by zoltán horváth
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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 4 December 2009



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Subdivisions:

  • Jurbarkas District (Taurage County)
  • Pagegiai Municipality
  • Silale District (Taurage County)
  • Taurage district (Taurage County)

  • Overview

    The symbols adopted on 10 April 2005 by Heraldic Commission of the Lithuanian Department of Interior.
    Source: <www.taurage.aps.lt>.
    Jens Pattke, 2 May 2005

    The animal is probably a lynx.
    Pascal Gross, 2 May 2005

    The city of Taurage is loacted in the south-west of Lituania, some 20 km north of the border with Russia (Kaliningrad enclave). The county of Tauragé has an area of 3,874 sq. km and a population of 130,100 (as estimated in 1996).
    Ivan Sache, 5 May 2005

    Taurage county - on a red field a silver-armed golden lynx on guard, holding a silver sword and on the left shoulder silver arms with a red hunting horn, and a blue bordure with 10 golden Jogaila crosses. Flag proportions 5:6, free edges bordered with golden rope, finial is a silver lance head with golden bands. The red field means blood spilled in the fight for freedom of the country, the armed lynx means vigilance in the border lands both for positive possibilities of the neighbourhood and against unwished influences. Also the lynx reminds of the former dependency of land to the ancient Raseiniai district (pavietas). The horn citates the arms of Taurage city.
    The blue border with 10 Jogaila crosses is a common element for all counties of Lithuania: the border means dependence, the Jogaila cross means Lithuania, and 10 means the number of counties. Colours golden on blue are traditional for Jogaila cross in Lithuanian heraldry.
    Virginijus Misiunas, 4 December 2009


    Coat of Arms


    image by Jens Pattke, 2 May 2005