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Vysoké Tatry (Slovakia)

Poprad okres, Prešov region

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Vysoké Tatry town flag

[Vysoké Tatry town flag] submitted through Rob Raeside, 3 Aug 1999

Vysoké Tatry Town has the following wards: Podbanské, Štrbské Pleso, Vyšné Hágy, Nová Polianka, Tatranská Polianka, Tatranské Zruby, Nový Smokovec, Starý Smokovec, Dolný Smokovec, Horný Smokovec, Tatranská Lesná, Tatranská Lomnica, Tatranské Matliare, Tatranské Šľaby, Tatranská Kotlina.
Starý Smokovec  is not a municipality, but only part of this town. Also Tatranská Lomnica is a part of Vysoké Tatry town. These 15 settlements are united into  "mestské výbory" (town committees). Mestský výbor in Štrbské Pleso is made of Members of Town Representation, (Poslanci Mestského zastupitelsvta) elected in Election District Štrbské Pleso and Vyšné Hágy, Mestský výbor in Starý Smokovec is created from Members of Representation of Election District Starý Smokovec, Mestský výbor in Dolný Smokovec has also only one Election District and Mestský výbor in Tatranská Lomnica  is componed of Members of Town representation from Tatranská Lomnica and Tatranská Kotlina.

For a certain period of time (in 1980s) Starý Smokovec was the name of  the whole township - from this era (1984) is also the coat of arms with Mount Kriváň and gentiana. The Coat of Arms with sun  and jug is a symbol of  Starý Smokovec settlement - part of the town since 1950s (there are 15 Arms - each settlement has one). So in eighties there were two different Arms of Starý Smokovec- one for the town, one for the settlement of the same name, which was and still is center of this self-governed unit.

Tatranská Lomnica symbol with Cable - railway to Lomnický štít is no Arms of all  - there is something completely different (Three piles under sun and snowflake in chief, broken wheel in the base, scroll with the name) on the reported site. The flag showed threre is reported as flag of Vysoké Tatry (wrongly hung?).
Source: Vysoké TatryTown Statute (in effect since January 26 1995), Art. 21 and 30.
Aleš Křižan, 11 Jun 2001

Vysoke Tatry town coat of arms

Starý Smokovec Coat of Arms from . (!Link does not work any more!)

"Starý Smokovec Coat of Arms" is now Coat of Arms of town Vysoke Tatry, see this web page.
Ondrej Pastirik, 9 May 2001