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image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 8 Nov 2009
adopted 9 Oct 2009
The written history of the area dates back to 1138. In 1202, Henryk
Brodaty (Henry I the Bearded), Duke of Lower Silesia, later senior Prince
of Poland, brought from Bamberg the female order of Cistercians and founded
them an abbey.
Town of Trzebnica was 75 % destroyed during the heavy fighting between the defending German forces and the attacking Soviet and Polish troops.
Since the XVI century, Trzebnica is the center of the cult of Saint Hedwig of Silesia (or Saint Hedwig of Andechs - wife of Henry the Bearded - their son was Henry II the Pious, who was killed by the Mongols in the battle of Wahlstatt).
Arms: "on the late-gothic, Spanish-style shield divided vertically,
on the upper, gold part, is a black half-eagle of the Silesian Piasts (modeled
on the Arms of the Piasts of Olesnica) On the lower, black part, there
are six silver lilies symbolizing the devotion to St.Hedwig and, also,
representing the six communes of the county.
The flag is composed of three horizontal bands - the extreme ones, upper-black and the lower-gold, are of 2/5 of the width of the flag. The middle band is of 1/5 of the width. The ceremonial flag has the Arms of the County placed in the center of the flag."
Sources: county and Nowa Gazeta.
The resolution of the County Council on the official adoption of the new symbols is expected soon..
Chrystian Kretowicz, 8 Nov 2009
Trzebnica County (Polish: powiat trzebnicki) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, south-western Poland. It was created on 1 January 1999 as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998.
The county symbols are now in a period of public discussion. Early next
year, the Heraldic Commission heraldic will inspect the new symbols. Only
then is expected during the middle of next year the law. During the middle
of next year will be the law. Presumably!
Source: County website.
Jens Pattke, 28 Dec 2007