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Głubczyce county (Poland)

Powiat głubczycki, Opolskie voivodship

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[Głubczyce county flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Oct 2008
adopted 2004 Gminy (districts) in Głubczyce county: See also:

Głubczyce county

Głubczyce County, Opolskie Voivodship - old German name: Leobschütz - old Bohemian name: Hlubčice.
In 2001 county authorities submitted to the Heraldic Commission projects of the Arms and the flag.
The Arms were grudgingly accepted, with several suggestions for changes.
The flag was outright rejected as too similar to few others.
I did inquire at the county office on the status of both symbols and hope to get an answer soon.
Meanwhile, here are the Arms as they appear on the county website, unchanged, so it suggests the County's Council doesn't think much of the Heraldic Commision's reservations.

"Arms: on a vertically divided shield, on the right, blue field, are three grain stalks, (two wheat and one barley) related to the main crops of the agricultural area.
On the left (red) field is a silver lion representing the Bohemian Premyslid Dynasty, under rule of which the town of Glubczyce (Leobschütz - Hlubčice) was founded.
The Arms were designed for Leobschütz in 1935 by the local artist and painter - Hans Schindler and were previously in use in the 1935-45 period.
The colors blue and gold correspond to the traditional colors of Upper Silesia.
Silver and red correspond to the colors of the Arms of Bohemia.

Flag: the flag proposed seven years ago and rejected by the Heraldic Commission, could be approved if the County's Council would consider getting rid of the blue color and place the grain stalks in the paws of the lion.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Oct 2008


Głubczyce county arms

[Głubczyce county coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Oct 2008