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Widuchowa commune (Poland)

Gryfino county, Zachodniopomorskie vojvodship

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[Widuchowa flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 27 Nov 2008
adopted 10 Nov 2000 See also:

Widuchowa commune flag

Widuchowa - rural commune, Gryfino County, Zachodnio-pomorskie Voivodship - German name: Fiddichow.
Gmina Widuchowa is a rural gmina (commune) in Gryfino County, West Pomeranian Voivodship, in north-western Poland, on the German border. Its seat is the village of Widuchowa, which lies approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) south-west of Gryfino and 35 km (22 mi) south of the regional capital Szczecin.
Area: 209.63 (80.9 sq.mi); Population: 5,562 (2006).

First mentioned in 1159 by the Pomeranian Bishop Adalbert.
In 1278 - included in Brandenburg as a result of wars with the Piasts.
In 1302 - returned to the domain of the Szczecin Principality.
In 1347 - granted the city right by Prince Barnim III, also the Coat of Arms, which was restored recently.
In 1648 - conquered by the Swedes
In 1679 - back in the realm of Brandenburg
Became an important center of grains trade
In 1872 - building of the sugar mill and the railroad
In 1945 - during the Soviet offensive destroyed in 80%
Became just a village, although, never lost, formally, the city rights.

Arms and flag adopted on November 10, 2000 (resolution # XIX/195/2000).
"Arms: on a golden shield three red towers (of which the middle one is the tallest) standing on a bridge.
Under the bridge a white swan floating on blue water.

Flag: rectangular piece of cloth in the ratio of the length to width 1: 0,5.
Along the bottom edge of the flag six wavy lines.
At the left side a golden wheel, partially obscured by wavy lines.
On the background of that wheel a silhouette of a white swan."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 27 Nov 2008

Widuchowa Coat of Arms

[Widuchowa coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 27 Nov 2008
granted 1347; confirmed 10 Nov 2000