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Bogatynia district (Poland)

Zgorzelec county, Dolnośląskie voivodship

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[Bogatynia new flag] image by Pascal Gross, 27 Jul 2009
adopted 13 Sep 2007 See also:

Bogatynia flag

Bogatynia - urban-rural commune, Zgorzelec County, Dolnośląskie Voivodship - German name: Reichenau; older Polish name: Rychwałd (1945-46).
Gmina Bogatynia is an urban-rural gmina (commune) in Zgorzelec County, Lower Silesian Voivodship, in south-western Poland, bordering both the Czech Republic and Germany. Its seat is the town of Bogatynia, which lies approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi) south of Zgorzelec, and 147 kilometres (91 mi) west of the regional capital Wrocław.
Area: 136.17 sq.km (52.6 sq.mi); Population: 25,209 (2006).

Established as a Lusatian settlement Richnow in XII Century.
Bohemian until XIV Century
1526 - to Habsburgs
1635 - to Saxony
1945 - to Poland

Close collaboration with nearby towns of Hrádek nad Nisou (Czech Republic) and Zittau (Germany)
It is the only town in Poland which was part of the German state of Saxony before World War II.
Bogatynia is one of the richest towns per capita in Poland, due to its two principal enterprises: a brown coal mine (Kopalnia Węgla Brunatnego Turów SA) and the associated thermal power station (Elektrownia Turów).

Arms adopted on September 10, 1969

On September 13, 2007, The City Council choose the flag, presented here, out of many proposals and ordered printing of paper miniatures for sale to general public to get them acquainted with the new flag.
As it is here often, no report of what happened next is available. In any case, the flag is not formally adopted yet.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 5 Dec 2008

The image at this webpage leads to think that the flag is not B-W-B but B-Y-B tricolor with coat of arms in the middle.
Pascal Gross, 27 Jul 2009

The photographic evidence you've found leaves no doubt your assumption is right. It is, surely, the final version of the flag adopted after 2007 proposal.
The copy of the city's "statut" available on BIP site is dated 2005 and doesn't mentions the flag at all, although it provides the description and proof of the Arms. (zalacznik Nr 3). The only other website related  to the flag is the one on the proposal mentioned by me in the report which Jarig included on FOTW page. Unfortunately, there is no follow up informing about the final version of adopted flag. There is, however, the discussion forum, where the answer of one of the respondents, suggests the yellow color was under consideration.
IMVHO, your >gif< portrays the correct flag.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 27 Jul 2009


The first proposal

[Bogatynia flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 5 Dec 2008
proposal

Bogatynia Coat of Arms

[Bogatynia coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 5 Dec 2008
adopted 10 Sep 1969