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Pińczów commune (Poland)

Pińczów county, Swietokrzyskie vojvodship

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[Pińczów city flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 10 Nov 2008
adopted 12 Jun 2003 See also:

Pińczów city and commune flag

Pińczów - urban-rural commune, Pińczów County, Świętokrzyskie Voivodship.
Pińczów is a town in Poland, in Świętokrzyskie Voivodship, about 40 km south of Kielce. It is the capital of Pińczów County.
Area: 14.32 (5.5 sq.mi); Population is 11,943 (2004).

Town history dates to the 12th century quarry. The town was destroyed by Germans in September 1939 and almost all Jews were killed by them later. The Jewish cemetery was also destroyed. The town has several tourist attractions, including the 18th palace of the Wielkopolscy family, several churches and monasteries (some dating to 15th century), a synagogue, and ruins of a 13th century castle.

Republic of Pińczów (Polish: Republika Pińczowska) was a name of short-lived entity (1000 km?) in Świętokrzyskie Voivodship liberated by joint forces of Polish Resistance formations: Home Army, People's Army and Peasantś Battalions, during a period from July 21 to August 12, 1944.
Power in the Republic belonged to the Delegate of Polish Government in Exile and local commander of the Home Army Forces.
There was also a separate authority, which was composed of the communist forces. The Republic collapsed due to concentration of Wehrmacht nearby and lack of supplies.

Arms and flag adopted on June 12, 2003 (resolution # VIII/68/03),
"Arms: on a blue shield split golden arrow (rogacina ?)
Flag blue with the Arms in the center (without the shield)."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 10 Nov 2008

Pińczów city Coat of Arms

[Pińczów city coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 10 Nov 2008
adopted 12 Jun 2003