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First mentioned in 1212. Site of the several skirmishes with Russian
Cossacks during the Kosciuszko's
Insurrection against Russia and Prussia in 1794.
A typical agricultural commune; land under cultivation - 91%; forests - 2%
Arms and flag adopted on July 24, 2007 (resolution # VII/55/2007).
"Arms: on a blue shield and on a golden hill a silver horse rising on hind legs.
In the right corner silver "krzywaśń" topped with the golden cavalier cross above the two crossed scythes between which is a golden wheat stalk.
The horse is related to the name of the commune; "krzywaśń" comes from the noble Coat of Arms "Szreniawa" of one of the early owners, the scythes were the weapons of Gen.Kościuszko's rebels, also, commemorate the partizans of AK (Home Army) and Bataliony Chłopskie (Peasant's Batallions) of the WW II.
The wheat stalk symbolizes agricultural character of the commune.
Blue color of the shield is dedicated to Virgin Mary.
Flag: a rectangle in the ratio 5:8 divided into two equal fields of
which the field next to the hoist bears the commune's Arms and the one
in the fly part of the flag is further divided into three uneven bands
in the proportions of 2:1:2 and colors: yellow-blue-yellow."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 16 Dec 2008