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Działoszyn district (Poland)

Powiat Pajęczański, Łódzkie Voivodship

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[Działoszyn district flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Jun 2009
adopted 30 Sep 2008 See also:

Działoszyn district

Działoszyn - urban-rural commune, Pajęczno County, Łódzkie Voivodship - German name: Dilltal (1939-45).
Gmina Działoszyn is an urban-rural commune in Pajęczno County, Łódź Voivodship, in central Poland. Its seat is the town of Działoszyn, which lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) west of Pajęczno and 85 km (53 mi) south-west of the regional capital Łódź.
Area: 120.59 (46.6 sq.mi); Population: 12,908 (2006).
Land under cultivation - 61%; forests - 28%.

Town rights received in 1412.
Important center of Calvinism and Arianism.
Completely destroyed during the Swedish Deluge.
After partitions, under Prussian occupation.
1809 - within Grand Duchy of Warsaw.

In 1939 - heavy fighting - defense of the town led by Gen.Leopold Cehak. German Gen.Dill was killed in that battle. In revenge, the Luftwaffe destroyed the town completely in the next three days. Only 4 buildings remained standing. Consequently, the name of the town was changed to honor the fallen general.
All Jewish population removed to the concentration camps. Recovered the city rights in 1994.
Football (soccer) club - KS Warta Działoszyn. Most famous player: Robert Warzycha (later of Chicago Fire).

Arms adopted on March 31, 2003 (resolution # V/36/2003).
Flag adopted on September 30, 2008 (resolution # XXV/147/08).
"Arms: on a Spanish-style, golden shield an image of a defensive wall with three towers, the one in the middle taller than the side ones. All red. The shooting openings - black. In the second and third elevation of the defensive wall (red) there are golden cannonballs.
Flag: a golden (yellow) rectangle in the ratio 5:8 with the Arms placed in its middle."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Jun 2009


[Działoszyn coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Jun 2009
adopted 31 Mar 2003