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Tereszpol commune (Poland)

Biłgoraj county, Lubelskie vojvodship

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[Tereszpol commune flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 9 Jan 2010
adopted 28 Aug 2009 See also:

Tereszpol commune flag

Tereszpol - rural commune (not to be confused with Terespol) - Biłgoraj County - Lubelskie Voivodship - No old German, or any other, former name)
Gmina Tereszpol is a rural commune in Biłgoraj County, Lublin Voivodship, in eastern Poland.
Its seat is the village of Tereszpol, which lies approximately 11 kilometres (7 mi) east of Biłgoraj and 78 km (48 mi) south of the regional capital Lublin.

Gmina Tereszpol contains the villages and settlements of Bukownica, Lipowiec, Panasówka, Poręby, Szozdy, Tereszpol, Tereszpol-Kukiełki and Tereszpol-Zygmunty, as well as Tereszpol-Zaorenda.
Area: 144.01 sq.km (55.6 sq.mi); Population: 4,030 (2006); Land under cultivation - 25%; Forest - 71%.

Tereszpol was established in the second half of the XVII Century by Martn (Marcin) Zamoyski, Grand Treasurer of the Crown of the Commonwealth of Both Nations. The name of it is derived from the name of the wife of the next owner - Thomas Józef (Thomas Joseph) Zamoyski. Originally it was spelled Teresepol, but was modified to avoid confusion with the nearby Terespol.
During the National Uprising of 1863, the regiments of Kajetan Cieszkowski and Marcin Borelowski fought the victorious battle against the Russian Imperial Army.

During the WWII, the Nazis deported the population of three villages near Tereszpol to make room for the Volksdeutsche settlers from the Balkans.
185 people were executed there for no apparent reason - just to spread terror.

The Arms and flag adopted on August 28, 2009 (resolution # XXX/144/09) after acceptance of them by the Heraldic Commission in Warsaw and the Ministry of Interior and Administration.
The Arms show, on a green shield, the image of Saint Theresa dressed in the habit of the Carmelite Sisters and holding an open book and a pen.
At her feet there is the "Jelita" CoA of the Zamoyski clan.

The flag follows the pattern of the flag of Lublin Voivodship, only the colors are changed, and it carries a different CoA, of course.

Hard and solid evidence at:
< http://www.tygodnikzamojski.pl/tz.php?get=dzial,13601 >
< http://www.gazetabilgorajska.pl/artykul1041-Swieta-Teresa-w-herbie-gminy-Tereszpol.html >
< http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herb_gminy_Tereszpol >
Chrystian Kretowicz, 9 Jan 2010


Tereszpol CoA

[Tereszpol coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 9 Jan 2010
adopted 28 Aug 2009