Last modified: 2014-06-28 by andrew weeks
Keywords: frysztak |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors
Frysztak is a village in the Frysztak commune, Strzyżów County, in the
historical region often referred to as Galicia, Subcarpathian Voivodeship,
Poland, 17 km from Krosno, with 950 total inhabitants. It is the site of
the county court, a notary's office, a military police post, a molecatcher,
post office, deanery office covering 6 parishes, and a parish office. The
most ancient trace of this parish can be found in the work "Liber retaxationis
dioecese Cracoviensis de anno 1527". The church is wooden and its date
of construction unknown; it is dedicated to the Birth of The Blessed Virgin.
There is a 2-grade public school with three teachers, a match factory,
production of grease and turpentine, a fair every other Thursday and particularly
lively in spring, when many working horses and cattle are sold at it. Frysztak
lies on a hillock, at the feet of which the Wisłok rivers by, and is on
the county road from Rzeszów to Krosno. A second highway leads from Frysztak
through Lubla and Sieklowka to Warzyce, where it joins the government highway
leading to Jasło. According to tradition Frysztak was founded in 1366 as
a German colony by King Kazimierz the Great and was originally named Frysztak
(German Freistadt ['free city'].) More here.
The Hasidic leader Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Rimanov lived in Frysztak for many years.
Arms adopted on June 17, 1998 (resolution # 36/205/98).
Flag adopted on June 30, 2008 (resolution # XXV/143/2008).
"Arms: an image of a white lamb with golden hoofs and head turned back. Behind the lamb a golden staff topped with a cavalier cross (they call it a "Maltese cross) from which the golden gonfalon hangs with the legend "FRYSZTAK 1259". All on a red shield with golden border.
The Arms are modeled after an illustration in the work of Józef Pietniewicz "From Frysztak's Past" of 1894.
Flag: rectangle divided into three vertical bands: outside bands are
yellow and the middle one is red and bearing the Arms (without the shield).
"FRYSZTAK 1259" is omitted on the gonfalon. Proportions of the outside bands are 100% by 40% and of the middle band 100% by 80%.
The colors are:
* yellow - M 15% and Y 100%
* red - M 100% and Y 100%
* white - C 0%; M 0%; Y 0%; K 0%
* black - K 100%."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 18 Dec 2008