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Bolesławiec county (Poland)

Powiat bolesławiecki, Dolnośląskie voivodship

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[Boleslawiec county ceremonial flag] image by Jens Pattke, 7 Jan 2002
flag for official use Gminy (districts) in Bolesławiec county: See also:

Bolesławiec county

This county is in southwest Poland, c. 50 km east of the German border at Görlitz. German name: Bunzlau. The ceremonial flag is on this site. The town of Bolesławiec is on the Bobr river, with c. 50.000 inhabitants. It came to the Bohemian crown in 1392, to Prussia in 1742, and was assigned to Poland by the Potsdam Conference of 1945.
Jarig Bakker, 29 Mar 2001.

Bolesławiec county flag

[Boleslawiec county flag] image by Jens Pattke, 15 Dec 2001
civic flag

I have found another flag of Boleslawiec County (voj. Dolnośląskie) on this site. Actually, the flag is vertically striped into yellow, red and white. This flag is different from the previously reported flag. This earlier flag was unequal wide striped into blue, red and yellow. The Coat of Arms was on the fly-top.
The blue is not available in the actual flag. Actually, the flag is vertically equal striped into yellow, red and white.

There are also differences in the actual coat-of-arms. The actual Coat of Arms is on silver shield a black and red divided eagle with heart shield. The earlier shield was divided per fess. In chief on silver a black and red divided eagle issuant with yellow heart shield. In the lower part (base) of the shield per fess is the arms, which represents the coat of arms of the region of Upper Lausitz (Oberlausitz). Upper Lausitz had a coat of arms, which shows a yellow wall on blue shield.
Only a very little part of the region of Upper Lausitz lies in Poland. The major part is situated in Germany, and a small part in the Czech Republic. Therefore one did without the yellow wall of the Upper Lausitz. See actual Coat of Arms of County!
I suspect that the earlier flag was a proposal. Perhaps, does anybody have more information?
Jens Pattke, 15 Dec 2001

I received a letter from the administration of Boleslawiec County some weeks ago. This letter was in Polish. The descriptions of the flags of this county were in the letter.
Translated by Chrystian Kretowicz:
- 1 -
"The territorial flag of the Self-governing Boleslawiec County is a horizontal, rectangular piece of cloth in proportions of width to length 5 : 8.
That rectangular piece of cloth is divided into three vertical, colored bands. Those colored bands are of equal width and
together amount to the total, horizontal lenght of the flag.
There is the following set of colors:
1. First vertical band - color gold
2. Middle vertical band - color red
3. Last vertical band - color silver
In case of serial realization (mass production) of the flag, the color gold is changed to yellow, and color silver is changed to white.
                              - 2 -
Description of the official flag of the Boleslawiec County (with the arms...)
Text identical to the description of the territorial flag...

Into above construction set included is a shield with the arms of the Boleslawiec County.
On the middle band (color red) superimpossed are the arms of the Boleslawiec County as to fill the middle of that band - the axis of the shield should correspond to the axis of the band (vertical division of the eagle should cover the axis of the red band,
which should divide the band into two equal halfs).
When we divide the shield of arms horizontally into 62 parts, then we will come to the conclusion, that the distance of the edge
of the shield of arms from the both of the vertical edges of the band equals 4 parts.
In case of mass production of the flag, color gold is changed to yellow and color silver is changed to white."
Jens Pattke, 31 Jan 2002


Bolesławiec county Coat of Arms

[Boleslawiec county Coat of Arms] image from this site.

Bolesławiec county doubtful flag

[Boleslawiec county doubtful flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 29 Mar 2001.

The flag was on this site.
Jarig Bakker, 29 Mar 2001.