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Baranów commune (Poland)

Puławy county, Lubelskie vojvodship

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[Baranów commune flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 20 Jun 2009
adopted 16 Apr 2009 See also:

Baranów commune

Baranów - rural commune, Puławy County, Lubelskie Voivodship - oldest name: Wola Czołnowska (until 1933); older name: Baranów nad Wieprzem (1933-54)
Gmina Baranów is a rural commune in Puławy County, Lublin Voivodship, in eastern Poland. Its seat is the village of Baranów, which lies approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-east of Puławy and 46 km (29 mi) north-west of the regional capital Lublin.
Area: 85.03 sq.km (32.8 sq.mi); Population: 4,228 (2006).
Land under cultivation - 69%; forests - 21%

One village in the area existed already in 1334 (Laskowice). In 1503, King Alexander bestowed the village "Lasskoucze" to one Mikołaj Firlej and the Firlej Family of "Lewart" Coat of Arms developed the area, including the town (later demoted to village) Baranów. (That's what happens when you demolish your villagepump).
In 1930s, more than half of the local population was Jewish.

After three rejections in 2007 and 2008, the Heraldic Commission in Warsaw finally approved the new symbols of Baranów on March 6, 2009.
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration gave its consent on March 18, 2009 and the commune's council adopted it during the XXXV session on April 16, 2009 making it official.
The Arms are based on the "Lewart" Coat of Arms of the Firlej Family.
The old Arms of the commune featured the ram's head and as the English "ram" = Polish "baran", so it was directly related to the name of the village and the commune. Now , the new Arms are related to the commune's history.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 20 Jun 2009


Arms

[Baranów coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 20 Jun 2009
adopted 16 Apr 2009