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Province: Opole
County: Kędzierzyn-Koźle
Incorporated into : 1975 Kędzierzyn-Koźle

Arms of Koźle
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The name of the town (German name Kozel) is canting, koziel is Polish for goat. Therefore the three goat heads are a canting symbol.

According to legend the name comes from an old robber baron, Count Koziol (from "goat" but may have been a nickname.) He was so evil that the people eventually threw him from the tower of his castle (which still stands.) This was commemorated each year until the late 1930's or 40's by a procession which ended with the throwing of a goat from the town wall (a butcher was present to dispatch the animal humanely).

Siegel von Koźle

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Koźle/Coat of arms (crest) of Koźle

The arms in a German album +/- 1910
Wappen von Koźle/Coat of arms (crest) of Koźle

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (1900)
Arms of Koźle

The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Arms of Koźle

The arms as shown around 1970
Arms of Koźle

The arms as shown in 1963


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