PATENTBUREAU Symbolics Of Prydniprov'ia Korsun`-Shevchenkivs`kyi
From history of heraldry of Ukraine
Modern individual symbolism
State differences of Ukraine
Symbolics of Prydniprov'ia regions
Cherkasy area
Symbolism of Ukrainian the cossacks


It was founded by Yaroslav Mudry. The origin of the name comes from the Crimean Chersonese. The people from there after baptism were priests in Kyiv. They got a right from a prince to collect tributes in a settlement named as their native south Chersonese (Korsun').

In 1584 it was given the Magdeburg Right and an emblem - in a gules field there was a picture of a bow with an arrow on it.

Since 1648 it was a regimental town.

Герб Корсунь-Шевченківський


The modern emblem

A modern emblem of the town has been confirmed in April 1992. In the upper part of a per fess shield with a double-concave azure belt in a gules field an or bow with an arrow on it. In the lower part in a vert field there is a gules tower. The azure belt is the river Ros flowing through the town. The tower is a picture of one of the most ancient buildings of Korsun - the entrance gate of the estate of the Lopukhin-Demydov. The author is O.Tolkushyn.