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Limbazi (Limbazi, Latvia)

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image by Jens Pattke, 27 May 2003



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Overview

Limbazi Coat of Arms and Flag - The Coat of Arms depicts, on a silver shield, a red brick wall with two towers and a cupola-like roof above open gates, where beneath a black trellis is a lion's head. On the upper part of the shield, between the two towers, is a crossed bishop's gold staff and gold cross. The current Limbazi Coat of Arms was officially adopted in 1925 and was reinstated as the Town symbol after the fall of the Soviet Union. Limbazi town's oldest heraldic symbol relates to the Livonian period, and depicts the town patron St. Laurence or "Labrencis". During the Middle Ages he was regarded as a protector against damage by fire, and as the defender of libraries. The town's first church is dedicated to St. Laurence.
Limbazi town has had its own flag since 1993. This is divided into two equal horizontal bands, the upper is red (as per the Latvian National Flag), the lower is silver (white). The Limbazi Coat of Arms is in the centre of the flag.
The Coat of Arms depicts, on a silver shield, a red brick wall with two towers and a cupola-like roof above open gates, where beneath a black trellis is a lion's head. On the upper part of the shield, between the two towers, is a crossed bishop's gold staff and gold cross. The current Limbazi Coat of Arms was officially adopted in 1925 and was reinstated as the Town symbol after the fall of the Soviet Union. Limbazi town's oldest heraldic symbol relates to the Livonian period, and depicts the town patron St. Laurence or "Labrencis". During the Middle Ages he was regarded as a protector against damage by fire, and as the defender of libraries. The town's first church is dedicated to St. Laurence.
Limbazi town has had its own flag since 1993. This is divided into two equal horizontal bands, the upper is red (as per the Latvian National Flag), the lower is silver (white). The Limbazi Coat of Arms is in the centre of the flag.
Source: Limbazi Exposition during 23rd Hansa Gathering in Frankfurt (Oder) [DE] and Slubice [PL].
Jens Pattke, 27 May 2003