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Międzychód commune (Poland)

Międzychód county, Wielkopolskie vojvodship

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[Międzychód city flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 20 Nov 2008
adopted 30 Jun 2003 See also:

Międzychód city and commune flag

Międzychód - urban-rural commune, Międzychód County, Wielkopolskie Voivodship - German name: Birnbaum (pear tree).
Gmina Międzychód is an urban-rural gmina (commune) in Międzychód County, Greater Poland Voivodship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the town of Międzychód, which lies approximately 74 kilometres (46 mi) west of the regional capital Poznań.
Area: 307.24 sq.km (118.6 sq.mi); Population: 18,290 (2006).

Międzychód received the city rights in 1378 Within Prussia after the second partition of Poland in 1793.
1920-39 - farthest west city of the Second Polish Republic: 4 km to the border of the Third Reich.
Hermann Tietz, the founder of the German department store chain "Tietz" & later "Hertie", was born in Birnbaum in 1837.

Arms and flag adopted on June 30, 2003 (resolution # IX/64/2003).
"Arms: on a silver (white) shield a green pear tree with seven gold fruits and five roots.
Between the branches of the pear tree there is the town's defensive wall (red) with three towers with black windows.
The shield is outlined in green.

Flag: rectangular piece of cloth in the ratio of 5:8 composed of three equal horizontal bands: white-yellow-green. On the white and yellow bands the Arms are placed centrally.
Color yellow corresponds to the color of pears and color green to the color of the pear tree."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 20 Nov 2008


Międzychód city Coat of Arms

[Międzychód city Coat of Arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 20 Nov 2008
adopted 30 Jun 2003