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Oleśnica town (Poland)

Oleśnica county, Dolnośląskie voivodship

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[Oleśnica city flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 15 Sep 2008
adopted 28 Apr 2006 See also:

Oleśnica city flag

Olesnica - urban commune, Olesnica County, Dolnośląskie Voivodship - former German name: Öls (Oels).
The City Council's resolution # XL/309/2006 dated April 28, 2006 says among other things:
"The simplified Arms of the City of Olesnica is the image of the white eagle, the symbol  of Saint John the Evangelist, with the head turned right and the wings spread wide. The eagle's head is encircled with the gold aureole. In its talons, the eagle holds the gold ribbon with the legend: "S-IOEVAN".
The eagle is placed on the red field of the Spanish-style heraldic shield outlined with thin black line.
There is also a more elaborate version of the Arms (displayed on the flag)  with the addition of various heraldic charges, like a knight's helmet, a crown, jewels and towers.

The City's colors are yellow, white and red arranged into the flag of three equal horizontal bands:
upper - yellow
middle - white
bottom - red
The ratio of the flag is 5:8

The ceremonial flag of the City  should be 3:5 with the yellow part being of 2/5 of the length of the flag and the rest of the equal, white and red bands arranged
horizontally. In the middle of the yellow part, the full (great) Arms of the City are placed."

There are websites on the net severely criticizing the city's government for sloppily displaying their own flag with widely different proportions and wrong placements
of the Arms contradicting the laws they passed themselves. That's a life in the Big City ( not really - population only 37 000)
Chrystian Kretowicz, 15 Sep 2008


Oleśnica city ceremonial flag

[Oleśnica ceremonial flag] image by Jens Pattke, 15 Sep 2008
adopted 28 Apr 2006

Oleśnica city Coat of Arms

[Oleśnica city coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 15 Sep 2008
adopted 28 Apr 2006