Prešov

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PREŠOV

Province : Prešov
District (okres) : Prešov

Prešov (Erb, znak)

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The oldest arms of Prešov date from the early 15th century and showed a strawberry. The strawberry was canting for the Hungarian name of the city Eperjes (eper=strawberry). When the Hungarian elite decreased the city adopted new arms with three roses. The present arms were granted on January 4, 1453 and haven't changed since.


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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

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