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


The town appeared in the 6th century B.C. as a Greek settlement Khersoness Pontijs'kyi. At the beginning of our era it belonged to Rome Empire, in the V - VI centuries it was part of Byzantine Empire, in the X century it was captured by troops of Volodymyr Sviatoslavovych. In Russian chronicles it was mentioned as Korsun'. After the Tartars' settlement of the Crimea in the XIV century it had the name of Akhitar. The modern name was given after joining the Russian Empire.




The emblem of the Russian period



The emblem of the Russian period was confirmed on the 21st of July 1893. In a gules field there was a griffin with gules eyes and a tongue. In the canton there was an emblem of Tavrijs'ka province. The shield is crowned with an ancient Tsar's crown with an emperial eagle on it. Behind the shield there were two or anchors accompanied in dexter chief and in sinister base with two gules banners connected together by the ribbon of the Order of St. Great Martyr Victorious George. On the right banner the was an or monogram of the deceased Emperor Nikolai I and on the left banner - the same monogram of the deceased Emperor Alexander II. The both monograms were decorated with an emperial crown and a chain of the Order of the apostle Andrew Pervozvannyi.

On the 12th of July 1994 town council session confirmed (resolution N 7) a historical symbol as a modern emblem.




The modern emblem



It was in use in the soviet time and re-confirmed at April, 21st, 2000 by decision N518 of city council. The shield is per bend by argent and azure. In the 1st part is Or Star of hero-city. In the 2nd part is argent memorial of the lost ships. Above both parts is or laurel branch.




The flag



It was confirmed at April, 21st, 2000 by decision N519 of city council. On a red square is the city emblem.