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Trenčín region symbols (Slovakia)

Trenčianský samosprávny kraj

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[Trenčín region flag] by Pascal Vagnat, 20 Aug 2002
adopted 23 Oct 2002 See also:

Trenčín region flag

The Slovakian region of Trenčín has its own emblems: coat of arms, flag, seal and presidential standard.
The picture of the coat of arms can be found in the website of that region. There is an explanation (in Slovakian) concerning it at:
this page. The coat of arms is made with historical coats of arms coming from the Trenčin and Nitra regions.

At this page are some explanations (Slovakian) concerning the flag as well as a picture. The flag (attached here), of ratio 2:3, is made of four horizontal stripes: blue-white-red-blue (1-2-2-1). The colours are coming from the coat of arms.
The picture at the page quoted above isn't right: the width of the blue stripes is bigger and the ratio of the flag more 1:2 than 2:3. The text says clearly that the width of the blue stripes together is 1/3 the width of the flag, the width of the white and red stripes together making 2/3 of the width of the flag.

There is also a standard for the president of the region on this page (without image so far). From the pieces of pictures found in the directory of the page, I managed to make an incomplete puzzle. I could only understand that there is a white lozenge and red-blue borders and that the regional coat of arms may in the middle. Can anyone understand the text?
Pascal Vagnat, 20 Aug 2002

I have understood it as badly as Mr. Vagnat explained it. Although his translation is brilliant - they really  used the word "kosoctverec"/lozenge describing the Chairman's Standard (Štandarta predsedu samosprávneho kraja). I cannot imagine such a flag.
Concerning the explanations of the Arms: the Deer is from Trenčin County seal, eagle is from the arms, which was granted later and the rest is from Nitra County Arms. This Arms showed (and shows again!) following historic scene: King Ladislas (László) the Saint is killing by battle axe a wild Cumanian.
Ales Krizan, 21 Aug 2002

Trenčín region President's flag

[Trenčin President's flag] by Jens Pattke, 28 Jan 2006

Trenčín region president's banner

[Trenčin region president] image from this webpage, located by Pascal Vagnat, 24 Sep 2002

The standard is quite unconventional. We might have expected a banner of the arms, but it is just the normal flag, though in form of a banner, the stripes being vertical and in the order B-R-W-B with the coat of arms at the top and a motto (unreadable) on a red and white ribbon. I cannot see where the lozenge(s) mentionned in the text are.
Is the picture what is explained in the text?
Pascal Vagnat, 24 Sep 2002

Trenčín region emblem

[Trenčin region emblem] by Jens Pattke, 28 Jan 2006