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Province : Košice
District (okres) : Košice (I-IV)

Košice (Erb, znak)

Official blazon


The arms were granted in 1369 and Košice is the city with the oldest still existing document of granting of arms in Slovakia.

The original arms only showed the eagle and the bars, all later symbols are later additions. The arms as they are in use at present, date from 1502 and haven't changed since.


The arms on a document from 1423.
Wappen von Košice

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (+/- 1910)
Arms of Košice

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1930

The following boroughs/villages in the municipality use arms: Barca (Košice), Dargovských Hrdinov, Džungľa, Juh, Kavečany, Košická Nová Ves, Lorinčík, Luník IX, Myslava, Nad Jazerom, Sídlisko Ťahanovce, Staré Mesto, Šaca, Ťahanovce, Vyšné Opátske

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Literature : Kartous et al, 1991; Slowakei - Spaziergänge durch die Jahrhunderte der Städte und Städchen. Piroda, Bratislava, 1994 (German version, ISBN 80-07-00531-5); Kartous and Vrteľ , 2000