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Miastko commune (Poland)

Bytów county, Pomorskie vojvodship

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[Miastko flag] image by Jens Pattke, 31 Oct 2008
adopted 19 Nov 2004 See also:

Miastko commune flag

Miastko - urban-rural commune, Bytów County, Pomorskie Voivodship - Kashubian name: Miastkó; German name: Rummelsburg.
Gmina Miastko is an urban-rural gmina (commune) in Bytów County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. Its seat is the town of Miastko, which lies
approximately 37 kilometres (23 mi) west of Bytów and 115 km (71 mi) west of the regional capital Gdańsk.
Area: 466.82 sq.km (180.2 sq.mi); Population: 19,765 (2006).

German name of Miastko - Rummelsburg, comes, according to the legend, from the name of the Slavic bandit Rummel, wrecking havoc in the areas of present-day Miastko. The owners, von Massow family, trying to pacify Rummel, offered him as much land as he is going to be able to cover on the horseback from sunrise to sunset in exchange of him abandoning his outlaw ways of life. After that, the peace arrived, as Rummel became a landowner and model citizen.

Arms and flag adopted on November 19, 2004 (resolution # 96/IV/2004).
"Arms: based on the Coat of Arms of von Massow Family.
Designed by the noted heraldist from Munich, Otto Hupp and approved by the decree of the Prussian State Minister on March 5, 1932.
Red griffin holds a scythe with the golden staff, which underscores the agricultural character of the area.
Below is the red, wavy line signifying the rank of the County seat, which Miastko (Rummelsburg) was in the past.
There is only a part of Pommeranian griffin, as Miastko is only a part of Pommerania.

Flag: a rectangular piece of the white cloth in the ratio 5:8, obverse and reverse identical with the centrally placed Coat of Arms."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 31 Oct 2008


Miastko Coat of Arms

[Miastko coat of arms] image by Jens Pattke, 31 Oct 2008
adopted 19 Nov 2004