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Giżycko town (Poland)

Giżycko county, Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodship

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[Gizycko city flag image by Jarig Bakker, 6 Jun 2002
adopted 31 Aug 2001 See also:

Giżycko city flag

On this webpage are flag and Coat of Arms of the city of Giżycko. Adopted 31 August 2001.
Jarig Bakker, 6 Jun 2002

There is a little legend, which says: "Once, the Prussian Prince (Grand Elector) Friedrich Wilhelm I (1620-1688) was dining in the local Inn during his brief stay in Gizycko. The innkeeper served him three carps and the fish was to such a liking of the Prince, he decided to grant the city its Coat-of-Arms, three carps on the shield, exactly as he had seen them on his plate" Unfortunately, the legend has a serious problem with history as the Coat of Arms was really granted well before prince's birth, in 1612.
Chrystian Kretowics, 22 Jul 2002


Giżycko city Coat of Arms

[Gizycko city Coat of Arms] image from this webpage.