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Leszno rural district (Poland)

Warszawa-Zachód county, Mazowieckie voivodship

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[Leszno flag] image by Gunnar Staack, 13 Oct 2000. See also:

Leszno rural district flag

Leszno commune is in Warszawa-Zachód county, Mazowieckie wojewodship. Flag: 4 horizontal stripes blue - yellow - blue - yellow, proportioned 6:1:1:1.
Leszno commune is situated in the Mazovian province, in the Warszawa Zachód County. In the centre of the commune, around 30 km from Warsaw (the capitol of Poland) there is a village called Leszno - where the offices of local authorities are.
Leszno commune is mainly agricultural. It is one of the main suppliers of Warsaw in vegetables and cereals. In the Northern part of the commune are many forests.
Around 46% of Leszno commune are terrains of the Kampinoski National Park where you can find natural beauty & recreation area, walk & bicycles trails, and also in Leszno commune in there is Równina Łowicko-Błońska (Łowicko-Błońska Plateau) with fertile grounds.
Leszno commune borders on: from East with communities: Izabelin and Stare Babice, whose eastern borders are connected with Warsaw, the capital of Poland; from South and West there are communes: Ożarów Mazowiecki, Błonie and Kampinos. From south-western there is small connection with Teresin commune from Sochaczew County. From the North there is connection with Nowy Dwór County, and precisely with its two communes: Leoncin and Czosnów.
Leszno commune is divided into 22 villages with 31 town and villages. The highest population density in the community nowadays is in Leszno and Zaborów, and there are a few more which are growing rapidly.
Gunnar Staack, 13 Oct 2000.

Leszno Coat of Arms

[Leszno coat of arms] image from this website.
adopted 29 Aug 1995

The emblem of Leszno commune originally comes from the emblem of the nobility of the Leszczyński family from the Mazovia. In the Middle Ages Leszno was owned by the Leszczyński family. Here was also the place of its residence. The name "Leszno" as such comes directly from the last name of the family which was written either Leszczyńscy or Lesniewscy. Due to this fact in XVI and XVII century the village was called both Leszno as well as Leśno.

At the navy blue shield is a silver horseshoe with its ends turned down. At the top is a cross, the second one is placed in the center of the horseshoe. For the needs of the emblem of Leszno commune to the original "Boża Wola" emblem there was added two golden wheatears at the bottom. These wheatears are the symbol of the assiduity of the farmers from Leszno.
Marek Wasilewski prepared the visualisation of the emblem.

The emblem was approved by the Council of the Leszno Community on 29 August 1995 and afterwards it was dedicated by the Primate Priest Józef Glemp during a mass for the harvest festival in September 1995.
Source - © "Gmina Leszno - mapa gminy" published by the Ž "Regraf"