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Łowicz rural district (Poland)

Łowicz county, Łódzkie voivodship

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[Lowicz commune flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Jun 2009
adopted 21 Sep 2007 See also:

Łowicz rural district

Łowicz - rural commune, Łowicz County, Łódzkie Voivodship - old name: gmina Dąbkowice (until 1953); old name: gmina Jamno (1953-54); Latin name: Loviche; German name: Lowitsch.
Gmina Łowicz is a rural commune in Łowicz County, Łódź Voivodship, in central Poland. Its seat is the town of Łowicz, although the town is not part of the territory of the commune.
Area: 133.38 sq.km ( 51.5 sq.mi); Population: 7,444 (2006).
An agricultural commune - Land under cultivation - 83%; forests - 8%.

The oldest mention comes in the papal bull of Innocent II in 1136.
In 1939, the largest single battle of the September campaign took place in the vicinity and on the territory of the commune - The Battle of the Bzura.

Arms and flag adopted on September 21, 2007 (resolution # IX/53/07).
"Arms: on a blue field a silver (white) pelican with golden bill and feet. Below, a silver (white), wavy ribbon, symbolizing the river Bzura.
Flag: a rectangle in the ratio 5:8 divided vertically into three bands. The extreme bands are blue and in proportions of 1:4 of the length of the flag each.
On the wide, white middle field the Arms are placed centrally."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Jun 2009


Arms

[Lowicz coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Jun 2009
adopted 21 Sep 2007