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Coat of arms (crest) of Bohumín

Country : Czechia

Province : Moravskoslezský Kraj

District (Okres) :

  • 1949 Nový Bohumín
  • 1949 Pudlov
  • 1949 Skřečon
  • 1949 Vrbice (until 1952)
  • 1949 Záblatí

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Czech V červeném štítě pod modrou hlavou se zlatým okřídleným železničním kolem uprostřed stříbrné obrácené vidlice černé ozubené kolo s rameny.
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The arms were officially approved in July 1967.

The town was founded at the time when a big railway junction was built on the line connecting Vienna with Kraków (then in Austrian Galicia) and Wroclaw (then Breslau in German Silesia). The aldermen of Bohumín, suspicious of the new diabolic invention hurling clouds of smoke, did not permit building the junction on the lands belonging to the town, and so a Nový (= new) Bohumín was established not too far away near the village of Šunychl.

The tinctures of the field, gules and argent, are the national colours of both Czechs and Poles, which two nationalities meet at Novy Bohumín. The reversed shakefork is a graphic representation of the railway line running from the southwest to Novy Bohumín from Prague, and continuing one way to the north to Warsaw, and the other to the southeast to Slovakia. The cogwheel stands for the local industry, while the winged wheel was the official badge of the Czechoslovak State Railways. The colours of the chief are those of the former duchy of Tesín (Teschen) on which territory the town stands.

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