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Maszewo commune (Poland)

Goleniów county, Zachodniopomorskie vojvodship

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[Maszewo flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 26 Nov 2008
adopted 14 Feb 2003 See also:

Maszewo city and commune flag

Maszewo - urban-rural commune, Goleniów County, Zachodnio-pomorskie Voivodship - German name: Massow.
Gmina Maszewo is an urban-rural gmina (commune) in Goleniów County, West Pomeranian Voivodship, in north-western Poland. Its seat is the town of Maszewo, which lies approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of Goleniów and 33 km (21 mi) east of the regional capital Szczecin.
Area: 210.51 (81.3 sq.mi); Population: 8,312 (2006).

First mentioned in 1232 in the document signed by the parish priest Bertram of Maszewo. In 1274 it was described for the first time as the "oppidium". Formal city rights granted in 1278 by the Bishop of Kamień, Herman von Gleichen. In the early XIII Century the land was owned by the wealthy knightly family of von Massow.
Later the ownership changed frequently among the Pomeranian princes, rulers of Brandenburg and the Eberstein family. The Thirty Years War brought a lot of destruction and a plague - the town declined, until late in the XIXth Century, when the roads were improved and the railroad connected it with Goleniów.
The Red Army took Maszewo on March 7, 1945, heavily damaged.
In 1973 the Commune of Maszewo was created
Soccer (football) team: LKS "Masovia" Maszewo

Arms and flag adopted on February 14, 2003 (resolution # IV/31/03).
"Arms: on the blue, Spanish-style, heraldic shield white defensive wall with the open gate and two towers capped with red roofs and golden balls.
On the middle, gate tower, a golden lion (crowned) standing, facing to the right.

Flag: rectangular, of white and red colors, with the Arms placed near the hoist side.
The Arms are slightly lifted up above the line forming the border between the white and red bands."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 26 Nov 2008

Maszewo Coat of Arms

[Maszewo coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 26 Nov 2008
adopted 14 Feb 2003