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Zhytomir County (Ukraine)

Zhytomirs'ka Oblast'

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Житомирська область - Житомир

image by Victor Lomantsov, 18 Septembet 2003

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Districts (Rayons):

  • [1] Andryshivka (Андрушевка)
  • [2] Baranivka (Баранівка)
  • [3] Berdychiv (Бердичів)
  • [4] Brusilov (Брусилів)
  • [5] Volodars'k-Volynsky (Володарськ-Волинський)
  • [6] Romaniv (Романів) [former Dzerzhyns'k (Дзержинськ)]
  • [7] Emil'chyne (Ємільчине)
  • [8] Zhytomir (City) (Житомир)
  • [9] Zhytomir (Житомир)
  • [10] Korosten' (Коростень)
  • [11] Korostyshiv (Коростишів)
  • [12] Lugyny (Лугини)
  • [13] Lubar (Любар)
  • [14] Malyn (Малин)
  • [15] Narodychi (Народичі)
  • [16] Novohrad Volyns'ky/Novograd-Volyns'ky (Новоград-Волинський)
  • [17] Ovruch (Овруч)
  • [18] Olevs'k (Олевськ)
  • [19] Popiln'ya (Попельня)
  • [20] Radomyshl' (Радомишль)
  • [21] Ruzhyn (Ружин)
  • [22] Chervonoarmiys'k (Червоноармійськ)
  • [23] Chernyachiv (Черняхів)
  • [24] Chudniv (Чуднів)


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The Flag

According to presantation given by Andriy Grechylo, President of the Ukrainian Heraldry Society at ICV20 (Stockholm, 2003): "Contemporary Flags of the Ukrainian regions: Old traditions and new designs", Zhytomir County has already a new flag replacing an former flag which was a triband.
Dov Gutterman, 4 August 2003

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"It was confirmed at April, 11 2003. It is a rectangular panel of red color with a ratio of the sides as 2:3 in which center is the arms of Zhytomyr. It imposed on a yellow direct cross. The height of the arms makes 2/5 heights of a panel, width of the arms is 2/9 width of the flag. The width of the sides of a cross makes 1/18 width of the flag."
Dov Gutterman, 7 November 2003

Coat of Arms

image from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:

From the site of Ukrainian Heraldry:
"It was confirmed at April, 11, 2003. The gules shield is divided quarterly by an or fillet cross, in the center is azure escutcheon in which is the argent city arch with an open gate and three towers - the arms of Zhytomyr.
In the first part is argent Arhistratig Michael with a sword and sheath omitted from top to bottom. In the second part is the argent horseman on a horse. In the third part is argent patty cross. In the fourth part is or sun with sixteen beams. The board is crowned by an or city crown with three merlons and three rye ears which bases on a gold rye sheaf weaved by tapes in which center it is represented state emblem. The shield bordered by the or wreath from rye ears, in bottom part of it are cones, leaves of hop and flowers of flax. A wreath weaved by the blue-yellow tape.
This territory is part of four historical lands of Ukraine: Kyivs'ka, Polissya, Volyn' and Podillya. These lands had own arms. Arms of Kyivs'ka land from ?IV century was argent Arhistratig Michael in a gules field. The arms of Polissya as territories of the Great Princedom Lithuanian from the end XIII up to XVIII counted arms of Princedom - "Pursuit" - the argent horseman on an argent horse. There are variants of the image of "Pursuit" where the horseman has a gules board with "Calumnies" - the sign of Hedymynovychi, Grand Kyiv dukes of the Lithuanian dynasty. The western part of area was part of the Volyn'. The arms of Volyn' is argent cross in a gules field. The or sun in a gules field is the most ancient variant of the Podillya arms. This territory included a southwest part of oblast'. With red flags with the yellow sun Podillya regiments with command of king Jagajlo and Grand duke Vitol'd (Vitautas) fought near Hrunval'd in 1410. In the time the field of a Podillya emblem has changed on argent (white), even later - on azure (dark blue). The first variant of the arms is offered in the arms of oblast'.
Capital of area is Zhytomyr. The present arms of city is represented in the escutcheon.
Or fillet cross in the arms symbolizes old traditions of Christian spirituality of oblast', one of cradles of Slavic peoples and Ukrainian people.
The frame of the arms recreates the public name of area, from a word "rye" ("zhyto"), and also agricultural crops - flax and hop. Blue-yellow tapes transfer colors of a Ukraine national flag. The connected build and vegetative crowns symbolize unity of cities and villages of oblast', because build crown is a symbol of cities, and vegetative crown is a symbol of villages. State arm specifies the state status of oblast'".
Dov Gutterman, 7 November 2003

The County

Soviet era name: Z^itomir.
António Martins, 10 July 1999