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Volochys'k (Khmel'nyts'kyi, Ukraine)

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Волочиськ


image from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry



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The Flag

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"The square panel consists of two equal vertical strips - red from a staff and blue from an edge; in the middle of it is yellow eight-beam star, in the bottom part from a staff is a white Volyn' paty cross, in the bottom part from free edge is yellow sun with a smiling human face."
"For the first time it is mentioned in 1493 as the property of Zbaraz'ky princes. The name occurs from a word "to drag" ("volochyty") - here there was a ferry through Zbruch river. It was necessary to forward cargoes. The first name is Volochysche.
In 1775 it received the privilege on carrying out of fairs. On the city stamp of 1793 was represented the patroness of a city of St.Agate on the cloud, in the right hand she holds a palm branch, in the left - a bowl with fire."
Dov Gutterman, 28 December 2009


Coat of Arms


image from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"was confirmed in July, 20th, 2007 by the decision of city council session.
Per pale by gules and azure; Virgin in dress purple and raincoat or, with a nimbus or around a head, on the cloud argent. In the dexter chief is paty cross argent, in the sinister chief is the sun or with a smiling face, on the wave base argent is boat or. The shield enframed by or cartouche and crowned by argent urban crown with three prongs. The author is A.Grechylo.
Images of the Virgin specifies Cover when was built the basic temple of a city (on the flag used an eight-beam star as Virgin symbol). Cross and sun specify the border of historical regions - Volyn' and Podillya. The boat and wavy base personify small river Zbruch on which the city lies.
"ZNAK" #45 (2008)"
Dov Gutterman, 28 December 2009