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Ujście district (Poland)

Piła county, Wielkopolskie voivodship

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[Ujście flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 21 Nov 2008
adopted 9 Dec 2002 See also:

Ujście flag

Ujście - urban-rural commune, Piła County, Wielkopolskie Voivodship - German name: Usch..
Gmina Ujście is an urban-rural gmina (commune) in Piła County, Greater Poland Voivodship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the town of Ujście, which lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of Piła and 75 km (47 mi) north of the regional capital Poznań.
Area: 125.98 (48.6 sq.mi); Population: 8,009 (2006).

Settlement existed already in VII Century. First written mention in the Gallus Anonymous documents in 1108. From 1223 to 1239 a Principality (Władysław Odonic -dux de Usce). City rights received in 1413 from King Władysław Jagiełło.
1655 -  lost battle with the Swedes.
1772 -  to Prussia (first partition of Poland)
1809 - establishment of Glass Works (glashütte).
1920 - returned to Poland
1939-45 - Nazi occupation

The biggest enterprise in the town is Ardagh Glass manufacturing about 1 million bottles a day. West of the town the sand is being mined.
Soccer club: UKP Unia Ujście.

Arms and flag adopted on December 9, 2002 (resolution # II/13/2002)
"Arms: head of the red deer on white background.
Flag: three vertical bands: light blue symbolizing the rivers Gwda and Notec, middle band is white with the Arms of the town and the date: 1413 - granting of the city rights.The green band has a royal crown topped with the cross to underscore the royal ownership of the town through much of the history and the town's Christianity as old as the Polish State is."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 21 Nov 2008

Ujście Coat of Arms

[Ujście coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 21 Nov 2008