Bronx County

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One of the boroughs of New York City, the Bronx is coextensive with Bronx County.

Meaning and history

The history of the flag and the Seal of Bronx County goes back more than a hundred years ago.

Seal

Bronx County Seal

One of the earliest official descriptions of the Bronx County logo can be discovered in the New York Times newspaper published in early 1914. The seal was circular. In the center, you could see a seated figure of Justice. To the right of the figure, there was an American Shield. Above Justice, the lettering “Populi Suprema” could be seen.
Later, a different seal was adopted. Here, you can see an emblem consisting of several meaningful details (the Bronck family arms). To begin with, there is a laurel wreath, an ancient symbol of honor and fame.
Inside the wreath, there is an eagle and a fragment of the globe, which, according to Bronx historian Llyod Ultan, symbolize the “hope of the New World, while not forgetting the heritage of the old.” Below the eagle, there is a shield housing the sea (symbolizing commerce) and the rising sun (symbolizing liberty).
There’s a banner below featuring the lettering “Ne Cede Malis,” which in translation from Latin means “Yield not to evil.”

Flag

Bronx County Flag

The horizontal tricolor combines three stripes: an orange stripe, a white stripe, and a blue one. The flag was inspired by the historical Dutch colonial tricolor.
The seal described above is placed in the middle of the flag.
While the structure of the logo and its main elements have remained unchanged, there have been multiple modifications – you can see that the Bronx County logo has been redrawn more than once.

Font

The typeface is a traditional serif one. While it could look dated on commercial logotypes, here, it is seamlessly woven into the historical design.

Colors

The tricolor borrows the colors from the Dutch colonial flag. The same hues can be seen on the logo of New York City. The colors of the elements of the seal look pretty similar to their natural equivalents.