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Korsze commune (Poland)

Kętrzyn county, Warmińsko-mazurskie vojvodship

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[Korsze city flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 14 Nov 2008
adopted 28 Sep 2007 See also:

Korsze city and commune flag

Korsze - urban-rural commune, Kętrzyn County, Warmińsko-mazurskie Voivodship - German name: Korschen; older Polish name: Korszyn (1945-47).
Gmina Korsze is an urban-rural gmina (commune) in Kętrzyn County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodship, in northern Poland. Its seat is the town of Korsze, which lies approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) north-west of Kętrzyn and 61 km (38 mi) north-east of the regional capital Olsztyn.
Area: 249.94 (96.5 sq.mi); Population: 10,561 (2006).

Placed under Polish administration in 1945 in accordance with Potsdam agreement. Expelled German population was replaced with Ukrainians from South Eastern Poland, removed to deprive the nationalist and anti-communist Ukrainian partizans (UPA) their support base.
City rights since 1962.

Arms and flag adopted on September 28, 2007 (resolution # XIII/87/07).
There is no explanation of the symbols available, but the Arms underscore the agricultural character of the commune and the role of the railroad junction the town plays.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 14 Nov 2008

The white rectangle beneath the shield is really rather unusual- not to say ugly - is it not?
Christopher Southworth, 16 Nov 2008

At this webpage you can find the Statutes with an image as we drew it (that's resolution # XIII/81/2007).
However there is a flagoid here (halfway down) without the white rectangle, and the name KORSZE in a white rectangle on top. I wouldn't know whether that is the real flag...
Jarig Bakker, 16 Nov 2008

Korsze city Coat of Arms

[Korsze city coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 14 Nov 2008
adopted 28 Sep 2007