PATENTBUREAU Symbolics Of Prydniprov'ia Nizhyn
From history of heraldry of Ukraine
Modern individual symbolism
State differences of Ukraine
Symbolics of Prydniprov'ia regions
Chernygiv area
Symbolism of Ukrainian the cossacks


For the first time it was mentioned in 1147 as Unenezh.

The Magdeburg Right was granted in 1618 by king Sigizmund III together with an emblem - the picture of St.Yuri on a horse killing a dragon with a spear. The armed rider symbolized the important role of Nizhyn in fortified systems of Kyiv Rus', Great Lithuanian principality and later of Poland.

Since 1649 Nizhyn was a regimental town.




The emblem of the Russian period



The emblem of the Russian period was confirmed on the 4th of June 1782. The shield was per fess obliquely from sinister to dexter.

In the upper part in a gules field there were two joint arms. In the lower part in an azure field there was an or Mercury's staff. The emblem symbolized the town as the biggest trade center on the Left bank.




B.Kene project



At 01.06.1865 B.Kene worked out a project of a new emblem of the town. In an azure field there were two joint arms in the gules sleevs. The ground of the arms is azure with eight or Byzantian coins. In the canton there was an emblem of Chernihivs'ka province. The shield is crown with an argent mauerkrone with three towers and frame with two or ears, which are twine with the ribbon of the Order of St.Alexander.




The soviet emblem



The shield per pale by gules and azure. In it is unwrapped argent book, on which is quarter of or gear and or ear in pale. The or chief is charged by the sable city name in the Ukrainian language.




The modern emblem



On the 14th of October 1992 town council session confirmed a modern emblem - in an or field there can be seen St.Yuri turned to sinister on a sable horse with an argent mane. St.Yuri is piercing a vert dragon with a spear. St.Yuri is in a gules mackintosh and gules boots, the horse is in an or harness.