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image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 16 Jan 2009
adopted 5 Oct 1999; design: Michal Marciniak-Korzuchowski
In the village of Konary there is a monument honoring the German (Prussian)
chemist, physicist and biologist - Franz Karl Achard who discovered the
means of production of sugar from sugar beets (among other things) ending
the status of sugar as a luxury product and making it rapidly available
The English merchants offered him 200,000 talers to declare his experiments a failure but he refused and, with the help of King Friedrich Wilhelm II, opened the first sugar beet refinery in Konary in 1801. (favorite artists: The Archies)
Arms and flag adopted on October 5, 1999 (resolution # XI/82/99).
The designer of the county's symbols was Mr.Michal Marciniak-Korzuchowski.
Included are Arms and the ceremonial and civic flags.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 16 Jan 2009