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Wiskitki commune (Poland)

Żyrardów county, Mazowieckie Vojvodship

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[Wiskitki commune flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 12 Dec 2008
adopted 22 Oct 2004 See also:

Wiskitki commune flag

Wiskitki - rural commune, Żyrardów County, Mazowieckie Voivodship.
Gmina Wiskitki is a rural gmina (commune) in Żyrardów County, Masovian Voivodship, in east-central Poland. Its seat is the village of Wiskitki, which lies approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) north-west of Żyrardów and 44 km (27 mi) west of Warsaw.
Area: 150.94 (58.3 sq.mi); Population: 9,298 (2006); land under cultivation - 72%; forests - 20%

First mentioned in 1221. The settlement was built next to the hunting lodge (hence the tur's head and the axe in the Arms).
City rights granted in 1595 by King Zygmunt III Waza (Sigismund III Vasa).
These rights taken away by the Russians in revenge for the town participation in the January Uprising of 1863.

Famous hunters of Wiskitki included the kings: Władysław Jagiełło (Ladislaus Jagiellonian), Jan Olbracht (John I Albrecht), Zygmunt August (Sigismund II Augustus).

Arms and flag adopted on October 22, 2004 (resolution # 44/XIX/04).
"Arms: on a red shield, inside a wreath of golden palm branches and beneath an open crown, the head of a tur (aurochs) in black and a silver axe with golden handle.

Flag: a rectangle of the red color in the ratio 5:8 with the main charge from the Coat of Arms in the center."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 12 Dec 2008

Wiskitki Coat of Arms

[Wiskitki coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 12 Dec 2008
adopted 22 Oct 2004