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Zaporizhia County (Ukraine)

Zaporiz'kaya Oblast'

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Запорізька область - Запоріжжя

by Mello Luchtenberg, 25 September 2003

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Districts (Rayons):

  • [1] Berdiansk (Бердянськ)
  • Berdiansk (Бердянськ)
  • [2] Vasylivka (Василівка)
  • [3] Velikaya Bilozerka (Велика Білозерка)
  • [4] Vesele (Веселе)
  • Vesele (Веселе)
  • [5] Vilnyans'k (Вільнянськ)
  • Vilnyans'k (Вільнянськ)
  • [6] Huljaipole/Guljaipole (Гуляйполе)
  • [7] Energodar (City) (Енергодар)
  • [8] Zaporizhia (City) (Запоріжжя)
  • [9] Zaporizhia (Запоріжжя)
  • [10] Kamjanka-Dniprovska (Кам’янка-Дніпровська)
  • [11] Kuybysheve (Куйбишеве)
  • [12] Melitopol (Мелітополь)
  • [13] Mykhaylivka (Михайлівка)
  • [14] Novomykolaivka (Новомиколаївка)
  • [15] Orikhiv/Horikhiv (Оріхів)
  • Orikhiv/Horikhiv (Оріхів)
  • [16] Pology/Polohy (Пологи)
  • Pology/Polohy (Пологи)
  • [17] Pryazovske (Приазовське)
  • [18] Primorsk (Приморськ)
  • [19] Rozovka (Розівка)
  • [20] Tokmak (Токмак)
  • Tokmak (Токмак)
  • [19] Chernigivka/Chernihivka (Чернігівка)
  • [22] Akimivka (Акимівка)

Municipalities represented in FOTW:


Soviet era name: Zaporoz^he. The usual english transcription (so called of National Geographic) would give "Zaporizhzhya" (Russian) and "Zaporozh'e" (Ukrainian). The local cossack band could be called "Zaporizhians".
Antonio Martins, 10 July 1999 and 1 Febuary 2000

"Zaporizhzhya" is the Ukrainian transcription and "Zaporozh'e" is the Russian one.
Andrew Artemenko, 29 January 2002

Description according to Andriy Grechilo, president of the Ukrainian Heraldry Society:
Arms: Gules (in the text - crimson), a Cossack with a musket and sabre Or. The shield is imposed on a bulava (Ukrainian hetman's mace), pernach, bunchuk (staffs of power) and two lytavrs (tambourines) Or, weave together by a blue ribbon with an inscription in Ukrainian: "Zaporizka oblast". The oblast flag has the full arms in the centre of a crimson field. The flag ratio is 2:3. The arms and flag were adopted on July 27, 2001. The author of the projects is V. Pylypenko. The Cossack with a musket and sabre is the historical coats of arms of the Zaporozhian Cossacks, known of the end of the 16th century.
Pascal Gross, 26 September 2003

Coat of Arms

by Mello Luchtenberg, 25 September 2003


I guess these are gypsies ("rroma"), using the usual gypsy flag -- if any at all. Please note that "Zaporoges" is related to the ukranian city of Zaporiz^z^a^.
Antonio Martins, 1 August 1999

You can't say that gypsies are Zaporoges, I wouldn't even say that they are Ukrainian; there is no such minority as "Zaporoges", this is not a minority, it's very old name of all people who live in this region (17th century and later), for the most part it was Cossacks.
Andrew Artemenko, 29 January 2002

Zaporogian Cossacs

Zaporogian Cossac's flag from the 18th c. is at <>.
Dov Gutterman and Andriy Grechylo, 26 July 2004