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Praszka commune (Poland)

Olesno county, Opolskie vojvodship

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[Praszka flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 25 Jan 2009
adopted Aug 2007 See also:

Praszka city and commune flag

Praszka - urban-rural commune, Olesno County, Opolskie Voivodship - German name: Praschkau.
Gmina Praszka is an urban-rural gmina (commune) in Olesno County, Opole Voivodship, in south-western Poland. Its seat is the town of Praszka, which lies approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Olesno and 56 km (35 mi) north-east of the regional capital Opole.
Area: 102.8 (39.7 sq.mi); Population: 13,876 (2006).
land under cultivation - 66%; forests - 26%

First mentioned in 1260.
City rights bestowed in 1392.
After second partition within Prussia.
1815 - in Congress (Russian) Kingdom of Poland
1919 - back in Poland - border town.

Presently, services and industry are a backbone of the local economy. It has a good volleyball team - UKS Lider Praszka.

Arms adopted on February 17, 2003 (resolution # 37/V/2003).
Flag adopted in August 2007 and submitted for approval to the Heraldic Commission and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration. No word on its fate, but it looks like it should be approved with no problems.

"Arms: on the white shield two re towers wit blue roofs and between them a bridge on which a black goat is walking to the right.

Flag: a rectangle composed of three vertical bands: red-white-blue of which the white one is the widest and bears the Arms ."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 25 Jan 2009

Praszka Coat of Arms

[Praszka coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 25 Jan 2009
adopted 17 Feb 2003