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Wolbrom commune (Poland)

Olkusz county, Malopolskie vojvodship

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[Wolbrom flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 15 Dec 2008
adopted 12 Dec 2002 See also:

Wolbrom commune flag

Wolbrom - urban-rural commune, Olkusz County, Małopolskie Voivodship - Latin name: civitas Wolwrami; German names: Wolfram, Wohlborn.
Gmina Wolbrom is an urban-rural gmina (commune) in Olkusz County, Lesser Poland Voivodship, in southern Poland. Its seat is the town of Wolbrom, which lies approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-east of Olkusz and 40 km (25 mi) north of the regional capital Kraków.
Area: 150.82 (58.2 sq.mi); Population: 23,454 (2006); land under cultivation - 75%; forests - 13%

Established in 1327 by the privilege given by Władysław Łokietek to two brothers, Wolfram and Hilary to cut lumber around the royal village Dłużec.
Presently, an important center of the rubber industry (Stomil Wolbrom SA and JV Tokai Rubber Poland).
Also, truck parts manufacturing (second in size in Europe), construction and lumber industry and a power plant.

Arms and flag adopted on December 12, 2002 (resolution # II/8/02).
"Arms: on the blue renaissance shield an image of the crowned head of Władysław I Łokietek (Ladislaus I the Short)

Flag mirrors the Arms with the addition of the name WOLBROM in black capital letters along the bottom edge of it."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 15 Dec 2008

Wolbrom Coat of Arms

[Wolbrom coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 15 Dec 2008
adopted 12 Dec 2002