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It is interesting that the cerermonial flag was based on the arms, but
using one part on one side, and the remainign components on the other.
The arms are canting. Jablon' is Polish for apple tree, and jablonna would
be an adjective from this - sort of like The Appley (village is implied).
I know there's no such word as appley, but think of appley from apple as
dotty is from dot. The village was originally called Jablonowo, which is
a noun meaning much the same.
On the gminna's history page, I note some reference to a bishop, which would probably explain the crozier in the reverse(?) of the flag, while the other symbol is Zlota - a clan arm carried by the Potocki family, which had something to do with the place.
Robert Czernkowski, 25 Aug 2000
The images at the bottom are of the obverse (left) and reverse (right)
of a single flag. I can't make out the use of this flag, which combines
the charges of the arms, and the other, a simple geometric arrangement
of the colors. I suppose the Polish word 'Gmina' is derived
from the German 'Gemeinde'.
John Ayer, 24 Aug 2000