This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Obrowo commune (Poland)

Toruń county, Kujawsko-pomorskie vojvodship

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by andrew weeks
Keywords: obrowo |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors





[Obrowo flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 6 Dec 2008
adopted 22 Jul 2008; design: Lech-Tadeusz Karczewski See also:

Obrowo commune flag

Obrowo - rural commune, Toruń County, Kujawsko-pomorskie Voivodship.
Gmina Obrowo is a rural gmina (commune) in Toruń County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship, in north-central Poland. Its seat is the village of Obrowo.
Area: 161.97 sq.km (62.5 sq.mi); Population: 10,010 (2006).

First mentioned in 1309
The name, most likely, is derived from the turco-tatar word "Awar" meaning "Giant" and which evolved, in the Polish language, through the times: "obrzyn - obrzym - olbrzym"
Obrowo is an agricultural commune: land under cultivation - 55%; forests - 37%.

Arms and flag adopted on July 22, 2008 (resolution # XVI/113/2008).
"Arms: composed by the combination of the elements of the Coat of Armss of the two families owning it in the past - Dzialynskis of the Coat of Arms "Ogonczyk" and Bugheims.
Flag mirrors the Arms."

Arms and flag designed by Mr.Lech-Tadeusz Karczewski (graphic artist) with historic justification by Dr.Krzysztof Mikulski (historian).
Chrystian Kretowicz, 6 Dec 2008


Obrowo Coat of Arms

[Obrowo coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 6 Dec 2008
adopted 22 Jul 2008; design: Lech-Tadeusz Karczewski