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Miłoradz rural district (Poland)

Malbork county, Pomorskie voivodship

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[Miłoradz flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 2 Nov 2008
adopted 25 Nov 2005 See also:

Miłoradz rural district flag

Miłoradz - rural commune, Malbork County, Pomorskie Voivodship - German name: Mielenz.
Gmina Miłoradz is a rural gmina (commune) in Malbork County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, in northern Poland. Its seat is the village of Miłoradz, which lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of Malbork and 44 km (27 mi) south-east of the regional capital Gdańsk.
Area: 93.75 sq.km (36.2 sq.mi); Population: 3,427 (2006).

Arms and flag adopted on November 25, 2005 (resolution # XXIX/210/05).
"Arms: on the light blue shield the gothic building of the church (red bricks) with 15 windows (white). In the open gate is an image of the Blessed Dorota (Dorothy) of Matowy.
At the bottom of the shield there are two hills: gold and green.
The church is the one in the village of Matowy Wielkie - Saints Peter and Paul the Apostles.
The hills signify the agricultural character of the commune.

Flag: a rectangle composed of three equal horizontal bands: blue-yellow-green."

Dorota of Matowy aka Dorothy of Montau (1347-'94) - Born at (Gross) Montau, Prussia, on February 6, she married a wealthy swordsmith, Albrecht od Danzig, when she was seventeen, and the couple had 9 children. Her gentleness and humility completely changed the outlook of the surly Al, and he accompanied her on various pilgrimages. He was not able to accompany her to Rome in 1390 because of illness; on her return she found he had died in her absence. She moved to Marienwerder (Kwidzyń city) in 1391, and two years later established her hermitage there, where she died on June 25. She was noted for her visions and her devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and though never canonized, is considered a patroness of Prussia. October 30.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 2 Nov 2008


Miłoradz Coat of Arms

[Miłoradz coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 2 Nov 2008
adopted 25 Nov 2005