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Krzemieniewo rural district (Poland)

Leszno county, Wielkopolskie voivodship

Last modified: 2011-05-21 by andrew weeks
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[Krzemieniewo Commune flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 Dec 2002
adopted 25 Jun 1997 See also:

Krzemieniewo district flag

KRZEMIENIEWO Commune - LESZNO County - WIELKOPOLSKIE Voivodship
In absence of Old German Name here is Old Latin name of 1398: Crzemenevo.
The Commune has Arms and Flag since ancient times - 1997.
COLORS:
Gold, which is represented by the yellow color, is a symbol of greatness and chivalry. It points to the eternal light, dignity, glory and power. It reflects also the values of human life such as health, friendship and courage. Red points out the power, youthfulness
and fullness of life. Red is the color of fire and was the symbol of the warriorś blood, their courage and willingness to sacrifice their lives for the just cause.
Source: this website.
The flag seems to be borrowed from the Annamite Empire.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 Dec 2002

Krzemieniewo ceremonial flag

[Krzemieniewo ceremonial flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 19 Nov 2008
adopted 25 Jun 1997

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


Krzemieniewo Coat of Arms

[Krzemieniewo coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 19 Nov 2008
adopted 25 Jun 1997

ARMS:
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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