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Turek rural district (Poland)

Turek county, Wielkopolskie voivodship

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[Turek rural district flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 24 Nov 2008
adopted 27 Jan 2006 See also:

Turek rural district flag

Turek - rural commune, Turek County, Wielkopolskis Voivodship.
Gmina Turek is a rural gmina (commune) in Turek County, Greater Poland Voivodship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the town of Turek, although the town is not part of the territory of the commune.
Area: 109.42 sq.km (42.2 sq.mi); Population: 7,605 (2006).

During the German Invasion of Poland in 1939, German soldiers conducted a massacre in the area. 24 Poles were mass murdered on 7 September 1939. The victims were mostly farmers and refugees and elderly people (up to 80 years old). For no particular reason - just to spread terror.

Arms and flag adopted on January 27, 2006 (resolution # XXXV/189/06).
"Arms: on a silver (white) shield a red head of "tur" (aurochs or urus = Bos taurus primigenius) above three light blue lilies.

Flag: rectangular piece of cloth in the ratio 5:8 divided into three color bands: light blue-white-red.
Light blue band is 3/7 of the width of the flag, white band is 1/7 of the total width and the red band is 3/7 of the width of the flag.
The Arms are placed centrally on the flag. Proportion of the height of the shield with Arms to the length of the flag is 7:10."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 24 Nov 2008


Turek rural district Coat of Arms

[Turek rural district Coat of Arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 24 Nov 2008
adopted 27 Jan 2006