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Budzów rural district (Poland)

Sucha Beskidzka county, Małopolskie voivodship

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Gmina Budzów is a rural gmina (commune) in Sucha County, Lesser Poland Voivodship, in southern Poland. Its seat is the village of Budzów. It lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) north-east of Sucha Beskidzka and 37 km (23 mi) south-west of the regional capital Kraków.
Area: 73.41 sq.km (28.3 sq.mi)
Population: 8,311 (2006)
land under cultivation - 52%
forests - 41%
It lies in the Beskid Makowski mountain range of the Carpathian Mountains. Highest peak is Mt.Lubomir -904 m above sea level.

First mentioned in written documents in 1333 although it existed as a fortified settlement in 1179-1274 on the borders of the Land of Cracow and Silesia.

During WW II an area of robust partisan activity, mainly of Home Army (AK) but also of BCH (Peasant's Battalions), AL (People's Army), NSZ (National Armed Forces) and GL (People's Guard).

Arms and flag adopted on August 31, 2005 (resolution # XXI/173/2005)

Flag: a rectangle in the ratio 5:8 divided into two vertical fields: at the hoist, on the yellow field the Arms are placed. The fly part of the flag is red.
Chrystian Kretowicz 27 Jan 2009


Budzów Coat of Arms

[Budzów coat of arms]
Arms on the red field, on the golden triple hill a jumping (to the right) deer. On the right hill is a golden spruce and in the left corner of the shield a gold royal (open) crown.