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Margonin commune (Poland)

Chodziez county, Wielkopolskie vojvodship

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[Margonin ceremonial flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 16 Nov 2008
ceremonial flag, adopted 17 Mar 2003 See also:

Margonin city and commune

Margonin - urban-rural commune, Chodzież County, Wielkopolskie Voivodship.
Gmina Margonin is an urban-rural gmina (commune) in Chodzież County, Greater Poland Voivodship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the town of Margonin, which lies approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) east of Chodzież and 64 km (40 mi) north of the regional capital Poznań.
Area: 122 sq.km (47.1 sq.mi); Population: 6,414 (2006).

Margonin is first mentioned when the archbishop Jarosław Skotnicki of Gnesen and the bishop of Posen Jan Doliwa agreed on May 15, 1364 that Margonin should belong to the Posen diocese. Town rights were received in 1402. Much of the town was destroyed in 1655 during the Swedish-Polish wars, and the town lost its rights. They were restored on July 20, 1696. An orphanage was established in 1725. The Catholic church was heavily damaged by a storm in 1737, and was repaired between 1753 and 1755.
The area was part of the Second Partition and was part of Prussia until World War II, except for the Napoleonic period of the Duchy of Warsaw (1807 to 1815). Gas lanterns illuminated the town from 1905. The railroad-track from Golanz to Chodziez passed by the town in 1908. During World War II, the town was occupied from September 5, 1939 to January 22, 1944. In 1975 the town became part of the Pila district, in 1998 part of the Wielkopolska district.

Arms and flag adopted on March 17, 2003 (resolution # IV/41/2003).
"Arms: on a blue shield a maiden in a white gown and with brown hair sitting on a brown bear.

Flag: colors of the flag are: white-yellow-brown-blue and the arrangement is shown in the proofs sheets of the addendum #3 to the law ("Statut")."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 16 Nov 2008


Margonin civic flag

[Margonin flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 16 Nov 2008
civic flag, adopted 17 Mar 2003

Margonin banner

[Margonin banner] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 16 Nov 2008
adopted 17 Mar 2003

Margonin Coat of Arms

[Margonin coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 16 Nov 2008
adopted 17 Mar 2003