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Drwinia commune (Poland)

Bochnia county, Malopolskie vojvodship

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[Drwinia flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 23 Jan 2009
adopted 29 Jun 2004 See also:

Drwinia commune flag

Drwinia - rural commune, Bochnia County, Małopolskie Voivodship - former name: gmina Uście Solne (1934-47).
Gmina Drwinia is a rural gmina (commune) in Bochnia County, Lesser Poland Voivodship, in southern Poland. Its seat is the village of Drwinia, which lies approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of Bochnia and 37 km (23 mi) east of the regional capital Kraków.
Area: 108.81 sq.km (42 sq.mi); Population: 6,311 (2006).
land under cultivation - 46%; forests - 44%

First mentioned in 1270
The commune is heavily forested and attracts tourism. It has the best Um-Pa-pah band in the region and 7 sports clubs.

Arms and flag adopted on June 29, 2004 (resolution # XVII/91/04)

"Arms: on a green, late-gothic, Spanish-style shield, between a royal crown and a wavy silver ribbon (symbolizing the river Drwinia) a rough tree log and two oak leaves.

Flag: a rectangle in the ratio 5:8 divided vertically 1:1 into two fields. The fly part is divided horizontally 2:1:2 into bands of white, green and yellow. The part next to hoist is green and bears the Arms."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 23 Jan 2009


Drwinia commune banner

[Drwinia banner] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 23 Jan 2009
adopted 29 Jun 2004

Drwinia Coat of Arms

[Drwinia coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 23 Jan 2009
adopted 29 Jun 2004