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Stars on its flag are remark of St. John Nepomuk, but not the arms.
A small representation of St John was once in a medallion, which was placed
over the church gate (I mean that church depicted in Arms, not a real building),
but only Saint in Nepomuk Arms today is Holy Virgin with Child.
Aleš Křížan, 17 Oct 2001
This municipality in Plzeň-jih okres, in southwest Czechia, has a vertically
presented flag. The coat of arms on the same page differs completely from it. Is
that John Nepomuk, the patron-saint of Bohemia, who is depicted on the
coat of arms?
Jarig Bakker, 7 July 2000.
Indeed it's he! Details of John Nepomuk's life, canonization by Pope
Benedict XIII, etc., is on the
Website. It's in Czech, however...
Lewis A. Nowitz, 06 Jul 2000
Nepomuk (about 30 km south of Plzeň) is the birthplace of the Vicar-General
of the Prague Episcopal Court, John of Nepomuk (means: 'born in Pomuk'),
who was hurled into the Vltava from the Charles Bridge on 20 March 1393.
After the Battle of the White Mountain (1620) the cult of John of Nepomuk
was made the main plank of the Jesuits' programme to re-catholicise the
Bohemian people. Kilian Ignaz Dienzenhofer built a pilgrimage church on
the site of the former birthplace of the Blessed John of Nepomuk (later
canonized) - From: Nagels's Czechoslovakia Travel Guide, Geneva, 1959.
Jarig Bakker, 10 July 2000.