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Recz district (Poland)

Choszczno county, Zachodnio-Pomorskie voivodship

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[Recz new flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 30 Jan 2009
adopted 28 Feb 2003 See also:

Recz city new flag

Recz - urban-rural commune, Choszczno County, Zachodnio-pomorskie Voivodship - German name: Reetz.
Gmina Recz is an urban-rural gmina (commune) in Choszczno County, West Pomeranian Voivodship, in north-western Poland. Its seat is the town of Recz, which lies approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) north-east of Choszczno and 67 km (42 mi) east of the regional capital Szczecin.
Area: 180.13 sq.km (69.5 sq.mi); Population: 5,740 (2006).

Originally a Slavic settlement, it was conquered in 1269 by Brandenburg.
1284 - foundation of the Cisterian Order here and civic rights.
1370 to XVIII century - in possession of von Wedel family
1402 - 1454 - in hands of the Teutonic Knights
1657 - during the Swedish War, conquered by the Poles
1686 - great fire destroyed most of the town
in XIX century, a local trade center for the agricultural hinterland.
1945 - the vicious tank battle brought a 70% destruction to the town.
1945-46 - renamed "Rzeczyca, later "Recz Pomorski", but "Pomorski" was dropped soon.

The new Arms and flag adopted on February 28, 2003 (resolution # V/35/03).

"Arms: on a yellow shield a corner of the defensive walls and above it, three red towers covered with black roofs and red balls.
On the central tower there is a small shield with the red eagle of the Brandenburgian margraves (Märkischer Adler - 'Mark's eagle) commemorating the founders of the town.

Flag: a rectangular, yellow piece of cloth in the ratio 5:8 on which the Arms (without the shield) are placed above the blue, wavy ribbon. Blue ribbon takes 1/8 of the total width of the flag."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 30 Jan 2009


Recz city new Coat of Arms

[Recz new Coat of Arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 30 Jan 2009
adopted 28 Feb 2003

Recz city flag

[Recz city flag] image by Pascal Gross, 14 Nov 2001

This is the flag of the city of Recz (German: Reetz) in Choszczno county, Zachodniopomorskie vojvodship, taken from the city's website.
Pascal Gross, 14 Nov 2001


Recz city Coat of Arms

[Recz city Coat of Arms] image from the city's website.