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Mykanów rural district (Poland)

Częstochowa county, Śląskie voivodship

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[Mykanów flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 7 Nov 2008
adopted 30 Dec 2002 See also:

Mykanów rural district flag

Mykanów -rural commune, Częstochowa County, Śląskie Voivodship.
Gmina Mykanów is a rural gmina (commune) in Częstochowa County, Silesian Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Its seat is the village of Mykanów.
Area: 140.64 sq.km (54.3 sq.mi); Population: 13,822 (2006).

Arms and flag adopted on December 30, 2002 (resolution # 30/III/2002).
"Arms: the shield is divided into three parts. Top part is a silver (white) wedge with the red initial "M" above a St.Andrew's cross, also red.
Lower right part carries the noble Coat of Arms "Szreniawa" which is "krzywaśń"- (squiggle ?) topped with the cavalier cross.

Since it is extremely difficult to define charges such as krzywasn, as such definition would sound a little awkward if formed precisely, i.e.: a bend couped curved at each end bent in chief basewise and in base chiefwise, one has to applaud the proposition of Mariusz Cybulski, the translator of the English section in the Szymański armorial, who suggested retaining the original linguistic forms of such charges.
One would hope that with time such terms could be accepted by the Western heraldists and this way help to enrich the English heraldic vocabulary, as has been the case with some French terms in the past.
One would hope that the term cross osmorog could be accepted on the same grounds as cross pateé.

Lower left (yellow) part of the shield has a noble Coat of Arms "Wieniawa" which is a head of the bison (Żubr) in black color with the silver ring in its nostril.

Flag: a rectangle composed of three equal horizontal bands, each 1/3 of the total width of the flag:
* upper - white
* middle - red
* lower - yellow."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 7 Nov 2008


Mykanów Coat of Arms

[Mykanów coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 7 Nov 2008
adopted 30 Dec 2002