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Gmina Krzemieniewo is a rural gmina (commune) in Leszno County, Greater
Poland Voivodship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the village of Krzemieniewo,
which lies approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) east of Leszno and 61 km
(38 mi) south of the regional capital Poznań.
Area: 113.44 sq.km (43.8 sq.mi); Population: 8,474 (2006).
First mentioned in 1383. Typical agricultural commune.
Arms and flag adopted on June 25, 1997 (resolution # XXIII/97/97).
"Arms: two-part red shield divided vertically.
On the right, a golden wheat stalk.
On the left a gold and red "chessboard".
Flag: rectangle composed of three equal horizontal bands: yellow-red-yellow.
Ceremonial flag has the Arms in its center."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 19 Nov 2008
A shield divided vertically in two. On the right, on the red field, there is a stalk of wheat with two husks. Left field, chessboarded, is a historical sign of the commune, and at the same time reflects contemporary character of it. This comes from the Coat of Arms of the clan Wyskot, original owners of Krzemieniewo and nearby villages. The gold stalk of wheat stresses the rural character of the commune. Ripe stalk of wheat is a symbol of fertility and goodness of the earth. Also, it is a symbol of the force of life.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 Dec 2002
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