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Kaunas County (Lithuania)

Kauno apskritis

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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 23 October 2009

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I received a letter from Mrs. Giedre Bartuseviciute, superior specialist of the Department of Regional Development, Kaunas County Governor's Administration. She sent me pictures and descriptions of the flag and coat of arms of Kaunas County. She wrote: “Coat of arms of Kaunas County was designed by artist Rolandas Rimkunas. It was created the flag and the seal according to the arms. Heraldic Commission to the President of the Republic of Lithuania recommends that the coat of arms of district (center of county) would be used in arms of county. But Kaunas district hasn’t its own coat of arms yet. So it was used the coat of arms of Kaunas City. It was chosen wild ox’s head because city and county can’t have same coat of arms. The shield of the arms has azure border charged with ten golden double crosses. A number of crosses show a quantity of counties in present Lithuania and golden crosses in the field of azure point to subordination of counties to State administration… Relationship of the width to the length is 1:1.2.”
The coat of arms of Kaunas County was confirmed by the President of the Republic of Lithuania on July 16, 2003.
Picture of the coat of arms is also available in official site of Kaunas County Governor's Administration (<>).
Anon., 24 November 2003

The flag and the coat of arms of Kaunas county - Kaunas apskritis. Coat of Arms at <>. All county flags and Coat of Arms adopted on 2004 by Heraldic Commission of Lithuanian Department of Interior.
Jens Pattke, 26 February 2005

Kaunas county - on a red field a silver head of wild ox with golden cross, blue bordure with 10 golden Jogaila crosses. Flag proportions 5:6, free edges bordered with silver rope, finial is golden lance head with silver bands. The charge citates pars pro toto the arms of Kaunas city.
The blue border with 10 Jogaila crosses is a common element for all counties of Lithuania: the border means dependence, the Jogaila cross means Lithuania, and 10 means the number of counties. Colours golden on blue are traditional for Jogaila cross in Lithuanian heraldry.
Virginijus Misiunas, 23 October 2009

Coat of Arms

image by Anon., 24 November 2003