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Kamyanka Buz'ka (Lviv, Ukraine)

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image by Ivan Sache, 10 May 2005

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The Gonfalon

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"In September 30, 1991 the session of the town council approved the gonfalon: a square canvas with a ratio 1:1, in a dark blue field there are three red heraldry stone in yellow mounting - two above one. Three parts of the gonfalon are framed by an edging of dark blue and yellow triangles, a width of edging is 1/10 of width of the gonfalon."
Phil Nelson, 7 July 1999

Coat of Arms

image from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"The modern Coat of Arms was approved in September 30 1991. In an azure field there are three gules heraldry stone in a or mounting, which are situated in two lines; in a top line there are two and in a bottom – one stone. The author is A.Grechylo."
Phil Nelson, 7 July 1999

The City

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"City in Lviv Oblast. The first mention refers to 1441. In 1471 - 1789 the town had the Magdeburg Right."
Phil Nelson, 7 July 1999

My ancient encyclopedia says, under the heading "Magdeburg", "Magdeburg became a flourishing commercial town during the 13th century, and was an important member of the Hanseatic League..."Magdeburg law" (Magdeburger Recht), securing the administrative independence of municipalities, was widely adopted." Perhaps where the source says "was given Magdeburg right" we should translate "received the right of civic self-government" or something similar.
John Ayer, 8 July 1999