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Dobele (Latvia)

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by Gvido Pētersons, 21 March 2005



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Overview

Flag of Dobele (town - district center in western Zemgale) is bicolored rectangle which consist of white rhombus with Coat of Arms of the town in centre and two dark blue triangles. Hypotenuses of triangles are lines parallel to axis of sword in Coat of Arms and drawn from upper right and lower left corners. Proportions of flag 1:2, hight of Coat of Arms 6/10 of flag high.   Standard of mayor of town is rectangle divided in two trapeziums - silver and  white with Coat of Arms in centre. Proportions are the same as the town flag. Author of flags is architect Janis Kukša. Adopted 2004.
Gvido Pētersons, 21 March 2005

António Martins asked: The background to this sword are the national arms, aren't they? Is Dobele a very important place?
According to <www2.dobele.lv>, the red field with silver brush and sword sybolizes heroic batles of Semigalls in the past.
Gvido Pētersons, 22 March 2005


Mayor's Standard

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by Gvido Pētersons, 21 March 2005

António Martins asked: Was the fess on the shield made silver in purpose? Or should it be white like in the municipal flag?
No, this is my supposition. Standard according to document on <www2.dobele.lv> should be in size 14x28 cm (table format) and silver is also used on flag cloth. In this case I used silver in the arm too.
Gvido Pētersons, 22 March 2005