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Pobiedziska commune (Poland)

Poznan county, Wielkopolskie vojvodship

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[Pobiedziska flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Nov 2008
adopted 24 Apr 2003 See also:

Pobiedziska city and commune flag

Pobiedziska - urban-rural commune, Poznań County, Wielkopolskie Voivodship - German name: Pudewitz.
Gmina Pobiedziska is an urban-rural gmina (commune) in Poznań County, Greater Poland Voivodship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the town of Pobiedziska, which lies approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi) north-east of the regional capital Poznań.
Area: 189.27 sq.km (73.1 sq.mi); Population: 16,382 (2006). The commune includes the southern part of the Puszcza Zielonka forests and landscape park.

Named Pobiedziska by Prince Casimir I the Restorer (Kazimierz I Odnowiciel), Duke of Poland of the Piast dynasty and de facto monarch of the entire country, in the commemoration of his victory over the rebellious Masław of Masovia. ( "pobieda" = "victory" in archaic Polish and contemporary Russian).
1257 - city rights granted by Przemysł I
1331 - the Teutonic Knights looted and destroyed the town
1793 - to Prussia as a result of the second partition of Poland
1918 - disarming of German troops
1939 - Germans are back - this time Nazis
1945 - Soviet troops chase the Germans out
1990 - return of the real self-government

Arms and flag adopted on April 24, 2003 (resolution # VIII/63/03).
"Arms: shield divided into two halves: red and blue.
On the red field a Piast's white eagle (uncrowned - princely).
On the blue field an image of Prince Casimir I the Restorer, kneeling and praying.

Flag: a rectangle divided vertically into two fields: blue and red.
In the middle of the flag the Arms are placed."
(included is a photo of the flag carried by local children on the trip to the Ukraine in 2008).
Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Nov 2008


Pobiedziska Coat of Arms

[Pobiedziska coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Nov 2008
adopted 24 Apr 2003