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Wizna commune (Poland)

Łomża county, Podlaskie vojvodship

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[Wizna flag] image by Jens Pattke, 29 Oct 2008
adopted 25 Apr 2003 See also:

Wizna commune flag

Wizna - rural commune, Łomża County, Podlaskie Voivodship.
Gmina Wizna is a rural gmina (commune) in Łomża County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Wizna, which lies approximately 21 kilometres (13 mi) east of Łomża and 54 km (34 mi) west of the regional capital Białystok.
Area: 133.05 (51.4 sq.mi); Population: 4,313 (2006).
The commune contains part of the protected area called Łomża Landscape Park. Heavy battle in defense of Wizna took place here in September 1939.

Arms and flag adopted on April 25, 2003 (resolution # VII/43/03).
"Arms: on the yellow shield an image of "tur" - aurochs.
Flag: Half black bear and half red eagle on the yellow background under one crown.
This is a historical flag of "Ziemia Wiska" - Land of Wizna."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 Oct 2008

Wizna Coat of Arms

[Wizna coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 Oct 2008
adopted 25 Apr 2003