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Wojkowice city (Poland)

Bedzin county, Slaskie vojvodship

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[Wojkowice flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 9 Nov 2008
adopted 28 Jan 2008 See also:

Wojkowice city flag

Wojkowice - urban commune, Będzin County, Śląskie Voivodship - German name: Woikowize.
Wojkowice is a town in Będzin County, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, with 9,531 inhabitants (2004). It lies on the Brynica river.
Historically, it lies in the Zagłębie Dąbrowskie (Dąbrowa Coal Basin) region of Lesser Poland, adjoining the Silesia region.
Area: 12.77 (4.9 sq.mi); Population: 9,434.
First mentioned in 1271. Became a self-governing town on January 1, 1992

New Arms and flag adopted on January 28, 2008 (resolution # XIX/91/2008).
Old Arms were adopted on March 9, 1992.
"Arms: above the blue river golden milling wheel under the pastoral staff and the sword, crossed, on the red background.
River is Brynica, which forms a historical border between Lesser Poland (Malopolska) and Silesia.
Red is a color of Lesser Poland and blue is a color of Silesia.

Flag: a rectangle in the ratio 5:8 in the colors of red and blue, where the blue cresting wave symbolizes the River Brynica."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 9 Nov 2008

Wojkowice Coat of Arms

[Wojkowice coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 9 Nov 2008
adopted 28 Jan 2008