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Lviv County (Ukraine)

L'vivs'kaya Oblast', Lvov

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Львівська область - Львів


image from <www.loda.gov.ua>, located by Pascal Vagnat, 16 November 2002



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Overview

Here is the flag of the oblast of Lviv (Lvov) in Ukraine coming from the official site of this region. this is a quasi banner of the arms as I expected, that is the lion (only) from the coat of arms, on blue. The site says: "The flag is the symbol of the traditions and customs of the Region. The flag is the square [in fact the picture of the flag is 2:3] blue cloth in the center of which there is the emblem of the region. The flag is one sided-the reverse side of it is the mirror reflection."
The explanation for the coat of arms is: "The emblem of Lviv Region is the heraldic shield against the blue background in which the Lion with a crown leans against the rock on its right. The ammunition of the lion is not visible. There is a bronze cartouche decorated with branches. In the upper head of the emblem there is a small emblem of Ukraine-the golden trident against the blue background.
The lion leaning against the wall symbolizes the puissance and the power of the region that over the centuries preserved its independence form the invaders. The branches have the meaning of the mighty and nobility of the region. The lion is the name of the Prince in whose name the city was called after.
The trident denoted a huge role of Lviv region in fight for the Ukrainian independence."
Source for the image of the flag and the texts: <www.loda.gov.ua>.
Pascal Vagnat, 16 November 2002

From Ukrainian Heraldry web site:
"The flag is the symbol of the traditions and customs of the Region. The flag is the square blue cloth in the center of which there is the emblem of the region. The flag is one sided-the reverse side of it is the mirror reflection."
Dov Gutterman, 26 November 2002


Coat of Arms


from Ukrainian Heraldry web site

From Ukrainian Heraldry web site:
It is the heraldic shield against the azure background in which the Lion with a crown leans against the rock on its right. The ammunition of the lion is not visible. There is a bronze cartouche decorated with branches. In the upper head of the emblem there is a small emblem of Ukraine - the or trident against the azure background. The lion leaning against the wall symbolizes the puissance and the power of the region that over the centuries preserved its independence form the invaders. The branches have the meaning of the mighty and nobility of the region. The lion is the name of the Prince in whose name the city was called after. The trident denoted a huge role of oblast' in fight for the Ukrainian independence.
Dov Gutterman, 26 November 2002


The County

Soviet era name: Lhvov. In pPolish: Lwo'w. Area seized from Poland in 4 December 1939
António Martins, 10 July 1999

I don't think there was anything like lhvov. There is a soft mark similar to small 'b' after Cyrillic 'l' in Russian and Ukrainian, which makes it, Latin spelled, L'vov and L'viv respectively. In Polish it is 'Lwów'. In German 'Lemberg'.
Jacek Wesolowski, 26 September 1998