Kežmarok

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KEŽMAROK

Region (kraj) : Prešov
District (okres) : Kežmarok

Kežmarok (Erb, znak)

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1463, but are at least 20 years older.

The arms show in the lower part the bars of Hungary and in the upper part swords as a symbol for the fat that the city was a border town.

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The original letters patent from 1463
Arms (crest) of Kežmarok

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1930
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The arms on the city hall (source)


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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; Novakov, 2006

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