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Zabłudów district (Poland)

Białystok county, Podlaskie voivodship

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[Zabłudów flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 17 Jun 2009
adopted 17 Aug 1997 See also:

Zabłudów district

Zabłudów - urban-rural commune, Białystok County, Podlaskie Voivodship - Yiddish name: Zabludove.
Gmina Zabłudów is an urban-rural commune in Białystok County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland. Its seat is the town of Zabłudów, which lies approximately 16 kilometres (10 mi) south-east of the regional capital Białystok.
Area: 339.76 sq.km (131.2 sq.mi); Population: 8,451 (2006); Land under cultivation - 62%; forests - 31%.

Established as a town on the Magdeburgian law in 1553
Long in possession of the Princely Radziwiłł Family (1598 to early 19th century) (patrons of Jews, Protestants and variety of dissidents).
1795 - Prussian occupation
1807 - Russian occupation
1919 - included into independent Poland
1939-41 - Soviet occupation
1941-44 - German occupation
1944 - back in Poland

During the WW II more than 50% of the town was completely destroyed. Of the Jewish population (60% of the total at the end of 19th century) only 4 persons survived. The town was once the home of the notable Zabludow Synagogue, a Wooden synagogue of a type unique to the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, built in 1637. A replica of the synagogue was made in 2004.

Arms (in the present form) adopted on August 21, 1990 (resolution # IV/14/90).
Arms feature a Red Deer jumping to the left on white background.
Flag adopted on August 17, 1997 (resolution # XXX/176/97)
It is a horizontal bi-color of red over blue with the Arms placed in its center.
I did reconstruct the flag of Zabłudów using the image from: <http://www.zabludow.pl/kategorie,112.html>.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 17 Jun 2009


Arms

[Zabłudów coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 17 Jun 2009
adopted 21 Aug 1990