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Ostróda county (Poland)

Powiat ostródzki, Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodship

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[Ostrodzki county flag] image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 10 Jul 2001 Gminy (districts) in Ostróda County: See also:

Ostróda county flag

This county is around Ostróda town, formerly in Olszynskie vojvodship, now in Warmińsko-Mazurskie vojvodship, northeast Poland. Flag-image from this site.
Jarig Bakker, 10 Sept 2000

Regarding the flag: Proportions 5:8. Some dimensional info, inter alia that the distance from each extremity of the rose to the red bars is 1/10 of the length of the flag.
Robert Czernkowski, 12 Sep 2000


Ostróda county Coat of Arms

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

This shield shape is referred to as "Spanish". The arms refer to historical facts, such as the battle of Grunwald (Tannenberg) and the incorporation of Prussia into Poland. The knight refers to the second seal of Ostroda from around 1440, linked with the then founded Prussian Association/Union, and linked indirectly with Polish knights from the time of the Battle of Grunwald and also linked to Jan Bazynski.
The rose is the symbol of the Prussian Association/Union, while it was also the chief motif on the seal of Jan Bazynski. Thus the knight and rose together symbolise Jan Bazynski - knight and ziemianin (I think it means landowner - moze mi ktos pomoc?) - the most significant historic person linked with the area of the present county. He was the first governor of Royal Prussia (the part incorporated into Poland), thanks to his efforts to join Prussia to Poland. Most of his lands lay in the area of the present county.
Robert Czernkowski, 12 Sep 2000