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Brześć Kujawski district (Poland)

Włocławek county, Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodship

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[Brześč Kujawski flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 6 Dec 2008
adopted 23 Oct 2008; design: Gerard Kucharski See also:

Brześč Kujawski flag

Brześć Kujawski - urban-rural commune, Włocławek County, Kujawsko-pomorskie Voivodship - German names: Brest-Kujawien (1939-1942); Brest (Wartheland) (1943-1945).
Gmina Brześć Kujawski is an urban-rural gmina (commune) in Włocławek County, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship, in north-central Poland. Its seat is the town of Brześć Kujawski, which lies approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) south-west of Włocławek and 52 km (32 mi) south of Toruń.

Since XIII Century an important defensive settlement. Seat of the Kuyavian Princes.
1250 - granted the city rights
1332-1343 - under the rule of the Teutonic Knights
1655 - suffered damages at the hands (and swords) of Swedes
1793 - under Prussian rule (second partition)
1807 - within Grand Duchy of Warsaw
1815 - within (Russian) Congress Kingdom of Poland
1939-1945 - annexed to the III Reich.

Arms adopted on October 8, 1999, based on the medieval ones.
Confirmed in the Law ("Statut") of April 25, 2003 (resolution # V/39/03).
Flag adopted on October 23, 2008.

"Arms: defensive wall with three towers and the gate. On the middle tower a princely Coat of Arms of Kuyavia between the images of Saint Stanislaus and Saint Peter holding the pastoral staff and the keys.

Flag is not described.
There is also a standard adopted in 2008.
The slight modification of the Arms and the designing of the flag and standard were done by Dr.Gerard Kucharski of Poznan's Adam Mickiewicz University.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 6 Dec 2008

Brześč Kujawski Coat of Arms

[Brześč Kujawski Coat of Arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 6 Dec 2008
adopted 8 Oct 1999; design: Gerard Kucharski