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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 23 October 2009
I received a letter from Mrs. Giedre Bartuseviciute, superior
specialist of the Department of Regional Development, Kaunas
County Governor's Administration. She sent me pictures and
descriptions of the flag and coat of arms of Kaunas County. She
wrote: Coat of arms of Kaunas County was designed by artist
Rolandas Rimkunas. It was created the flag and the seal according
to the arms. Heraldic Commission to the President of the Republic
of Lithuania recommends that the coat of arms of district (center
of county) would be used in arms of county. But Kaunas district
hasnt its own coat of arms yet. So it was used the coat of
arms of Kaunas City. It was chosen wild oxs head because
city and county cant have same coat of arms. The shield of
the arms has azure border charged with ten golden double crosses.
A number of crosses show a quantity of counties in present
Lithuania and golden crosses in the field of azure point to
subordination of counties to State administration
Relationship of the width to the length is 1:1.2.
The coat of arms of Kaunas County was confirmed by the President of the Republic of Lithuania on July 16, 2003.
Picture of the coat of arms is also available in official site of Kaunas County Governor's Administration (<www.kaunas.aps.lt>).
Audrius Slapsinskas, 24 November 2003
The flag and the coat of arms of Kaunas county - Kaunas
apskritis. Coat of Arms at <www.kaunas.aps.lt>.
All county flags and Coat of Arms adopted on 2004 by Heraldic
Commission of Lithuanian Department of Interior.
Jens Pattke, 26 February 2005
Kaunas county - on a red field a silver head of wild
ox with golden cross, blue bordure with 10 golden Jogaila
crosses. Flag proportions 5:6, free edges bordered with silver
rope, finial is golden lance head with silver bands. The charge
citates pars pro toto the arms of Kaunas city.
The blue border with 10 Jogaila crosses is a common element for all counties of Lithuania: the border means dependence, the Jogaila cross means Lithuania, and 10 means the number of counties. Colours golden on blue are traditional for Jogaila cross in Lithuanian heraldry.
Virginijus Misiunas, 23 October 2009
image by Audrius Slapsinskas, 24 November 2003