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Jabłonka rural district (Poland)

Nowy Targ county, Małopolskie voivodship

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[Jabłonka flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 13 Dec 2008
adopted 5 Sep 2008 See also:

Jabłonka rural district flag

Jabłonka - rural commune, Nowy Targ County, Małopolskie Voivodship.
Gmina Jabłonka is a rural gmina (commune) in Nowy Targ County, Lesser Poland Voivodship, in southern Poland, on the Slovak border.
Its seat is the village of Jabłonka, which lies approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi) west of Nowy Targ and 67 km (42 mi) south of the regional capital Kraków.
Area: 213.28 sq.kn (82.3 sq.mi); Population: 16,910 (2006); land under cultivation - 60%; forests - 34%.

Originally part of Poland. Since 1368 it had a Customs House monitoring trade with Hungary.
In XVI Century included into Hungary. 95% of the inhabitants were Polish: 5% - Slovak. Since 1920, back in Poland.
The Slovaks have a Center of Slovak Culture there.

Arms adopted on April 11, 2003 (resolution # VII/43/2003).
Flag adopted on September 5, 2008 (resolution # XXVIII/156/2008).

"Arms: a brown bear walking to the right, on green background and between two spruce trees. Behind the bear is Babia Góra (Babia Mountain).
The upper part of the shield is dark blue and at its bottom there is a legend: "ORAWA" (name of the region shared by Poland and Slovakia).

Flag: on the white middle band, between two narrower color bands: dark blue and green, a Coat of Arms is placed.
The upper and lower bands are both 1/5 of the width of the flag."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 13 Dec 2008


Jabłonka Coat of Arms

[Jabłonka coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 13 Dec 2008
adopted 11 Apr 2003