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Bahkmut (Donets'k, Ukraine)

formerly Artemivs'k

Last modified: 2022-10-01 by rob raeside
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(2:3) image by Antonio Martins, 12 September 1999



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The Gonfalon

from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry :
"On 7 August 1996 the session of City Council approved the gonfalon: a rectangular canvas with a ratio of the parties 2:3. The gonfalon consists of three vertical equal stripes - crimson, green and dark blue - with the white chemical symbol of salt in the centre. "
Phil Nelson, 7 July 1999


Coat of Arms

from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry :
"The Coat of Arms of the Russian period was confirmed on 29 July 1811. In a per fess with vert and sable shield is the picture of a chemical sign of salt - the reason for the foundation of the town. On 27 March 1996, town council session confirmed the Coat of Arms of 1811 as an official symbol."
Phil Nelson , 7 July 1999


The City

from the site of Ukrainian Heraldry :
"City in Doneck (Donets'k) Oblast. It is mentioned as a Cossacks lodge Bakhmuts'ka in 1571. Since 1712 it is known under the name of Bakhmut. The same year the extraction of salt began in its neighborhood."
Phil Nelson , 7 July 1999

In 'Ukraine, A Historical Atlas' by P. R. Magocsi (1987): Bakhmut was the center of 'Slavic Serbia', where Serbian and other Balkan immigrants were settled (probably to work the salt mines) c. 1750.
Jarig Bakker , 12 July 1999