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Kolno city (Poland)

Kolno county, Podlaskie vojvodship

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[Kolno city ceremonial flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 Oct 2008
ceremonial flag, adopted 31 Dec 2002 See also:

Kolno city ceremonial flag

Kolno - urban commune, Kolno County, Podlaskie Voivodship.
First mentioned in 1222 as belonging to the Masovian princes. City rights received in 1425 from Prince Janusz I Mazowiecki.
Completely burned during Kosciuszko's Insurrection in 1794.
In 1795 included in Prussian zone of partition. Since 1807 in the Grand Duchy of Warsaw, and since 1815 in (Russian) Kingdom of Poland.
Destroyed again in WW I.
Taken by the Germans on September 8, 1939, but given to the Soviets few weeks later.
Severe persecution of all patriotic elements (both Christian and Jewish) followed, including executions and deportations to Siberia and Kazakhstan.
Included in the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic until June 1941 when the Germans took it again. Immediately, all the Jews were murdered.
Liberated by the Soviet troops on January 24, 1945.
Present population: 10,684 (2007)

Arms and flag adopted on December 31, 2002 (resolution # IV/21/02).
"Arms: based on the original Arms bestowed by King Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski on October 13, 1765.
Saint Florian, patron of firefighters, standing with the banner and pouring water on burning castle.
Flag: three horizontal bands of white-red-yellow. The middle, red band is double the width of the other two. The Arms are placed centrally on the red band."
Hometown of the real discoverer of America, Jan z Kolna (well, maybe?, who knows for sure?).
Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 Oct 2008

Kolno city civic flag

[Kolno city flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 Oct 2008
civic flag, adopted 31 Dec 2002

Kolno city Coat of Arms

[Kolno city Coat of Arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 Oct 2008
adopted 31 Dec 2002