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Brzozów county (Poland)

Powiat brzozowski, Podkarpackie voivodship

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[Brzozów county flag] image by Jens Pattke, 13 Mar 2010
adopted 29 Jan 2010

Gminy (districts) in Brzozów County: See also:

Brzozów county

Brzozów County (Polish: powiat brzozowski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government in Subcarpathian Voivodeship, south-eastern Poland. It came into being on January 1, 1999, as a result of the Polish local government reforms passed in 1998.

After the negative opinion of the Heraldic commission and the rejection of the first county symbols, new symbols of the Brzozów County had to be created. The new symbols of Brzozów County, adopted on february 4, 2010 by the County Council in the 39th session.

The flag of Brzozów County shows on a blue rectangular clouth a crowned golden half-headed eagle, under which a tree trunk of a birch, in natural color, embraced with down three golden leaves. The figures are from the shield of the County CoA of Brzozow County

The Coat of Arms was adopted in late 2009, after obtaining a favorable opinion of the Committee on Heraldry. Previously, the Commission rejected the project. Author of the heraldic-historical project is Vladimir Chorązki, Historian from the Jagiellonian University, and making graphic by Mariusz Paluch, a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Jagiellonian University employee.

Two-headed eagle in the two projects relates to the CoA of Land Sanok, of which the current county Brzozowski was part of from the 1470's to the year 1772. Birch refers to the name of the district capital, Brzozówa, as well as the old coat of arms of the city, used until 2009.

The blue shield / field in the symbols refers to the target color with the CoA of Land Sanok, and symbolizes the clear sky and the river San, flowing through the county. Blue is the color of faith and the Virgin Mary. By contrast, gold (yellow) symbolizes the divine majesty and the king, as the Anointed of God, the revelation of the Holy Spirit and the nobility.

Sources: (1) Uchwała Nr XXXIX/..../10 Rady Powiatu w Brzozowie z dnia 04 lutego 2010 r. w sprawie ustanowienia herbu i flagi Powiatu Brzozówskiego;
(2) (in Polish)
Jens Pattke, 13 Mar 2010

Correct title of the law  is: Uchwała nr XXXIX/192/10 Rady Powiatu w Brzozowie z dnia 29 stycznia 2010r. w sprawie ustanowienia herbu, flagi, banneru i pieczęci Powiatu Brzozowskiego oraz zasad i warunków używania herbu, barw i pieczęci powiatowej.
Flag and CoA adopted on january 29, 2010.
Jens Pattke, 20 Mar 2010


[Brzozów county banner] image by Jens Pattke, 13 Mar 2010
adopted 29 Jan 2010

Brzozów county CoA

[Brzozów county coat of arms] image by Jens Pattke, 13 Mar 2010
adopted 29 Jan 2010

Brzozów proposed flag

[Brzozów county flag] image by Jens Pattke, 13 May 2008

On September 27, 2007 the project about county symbols was published. The new county flag is light blue and in the center are the figures from county Coat of Arms.
Source (in Polish): county website.
Jens Pattke, 13 May 2008

Brzozów county proposed CoA

[Brzozów county flag] image by Jens Pattke, 13 May 2008