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Koszęcin commune (Poland)

Lubliniec county, Slaskie vojvodship

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[Koszęcin flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 9 Dec 2009
adopted 26 June 2009; design: Ms.Malgorzata Kaganiec

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new Koszęcin commune flag

It is with great regrets to notify you about the rejection of the pleasant flag of Koszecin commune by the capricious Heraldic Commission in Warsaw.
The rejection was done on premises it didn't conform with the rules of heraldry.
They have done it twice already.
In 2006 they trashed the design of the CoA featuring the metal saw, taken from the old seal of Koszecin.

Now, they finally approved, without qualification, the newest design, work of Ms.Malgorzata Kaganiec, who collaborated on the previous, rejected set of symbols with the castle and the musical clef.

The legal document issued by the Heraldic Commission (resolution Nr 164-1248/O/2009 dated June 26, 2009) approving the new symbols of the Koszecin Commune is attached below.

The Commune's Council adopted the approved symbols during the session on August 20, 2009.
The new Arms feature the image of the foundry worker (hair and beard -gold) in silver trousers and shirt, golden apron, and holding in the right hand a hammer and in the left hand, raised, a golden vase.

The Arms are related to the actual person, Mr.Walenty Rozdzienski, a foundry operator in the 16th Century Koszecin and the author of the book on metallurgy - "Officina Ferraria". The colors - blue and gold - correspond with the colors of both, Silesia and Lubliniec County.
The flag is not described, but as we can see, it is just a tautological rendition of the Arms.
There is also a vertical banner scheduled to be used.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 9 Dec 2009


new Koszęcin Coat of Arms

[new Koszęcin coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 9 Dec 2009
adopted 26 June 2009; design: Ms.Malgorzata Kaganiec

Koszęcin commune flag (rejected)

[Koszęcin flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 21 Dec 2008
adopted 30 Sep 2008; design: Ms.Malgorzata Kaganiec and Mr.Romuald Kubiciel.

Koszęcin - rural commune; Lubliniec County; Śląskie Voivodship - German name: Koschentin.
Gmina Koszęcin is a rural gmina (commune) in Lubliniec County, Silesian Voivodship, in southern Poland. Its seat is the village of Koszęcin, which lies approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi) south-east of Lubliniec and 45 km (28 mi) north of the regional capital Katowice.
Area: 129 sq.km (49.8 sq.mi); Population: 11,467 (2006).
Forestry and agriculture support the commune - tourism under development; land under cultivation - 41%; forests - 52%.

First mention recorded in 1277
Last private owner of Koszęcin was Prince Karol Gotfryd zu Hohenlohe Ingelfingen. In January 1945 he left the village just ahead of charging Red Army and relocated to Graz (Austria) where he died childless in 1960. (Last of the Hohenlohe)
Site of the annual "Silesian Holiday" - an artistic picnic.
Soccer (football) club: "LKS Śląsk Koszęcin"

New Arms and a brand new flag adopted on September 30, 2008 (resolution # 259/XXIX/2008).
Arms: on a blue shield a scythe, a wheat stalk and a crenelated castle.
Inside the castle's gate is a clef - a musical symbol related to the "Silesian Holiday" and the famous Polish folkloric Dance and Song Ensemble "Śląsk" headquartered in  Koszęcin.
Flag: rectangular, blue, in the ratio 5:8 with the Arms in its center."
There is also a banner in use.
The symbols were designed by Ms.Malgorzata Kaganiec and Mr.Romuald Kubiciel.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 21 Dec 2008


Koszęcin banner (rejected)

[Koszęcin banner] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 21 Dec 2008
adopted 30m Sep 2008; design: Ms.Malgorzata Kaganiec and Mr.Romuald Kubiciel.

Koszęcin Coat of Arms (rejected)

[Koszęcin coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 21 Dec 2008
adopted 30m Sep 2008; design: Ms.Malgorzata Kaganiec and Mr.Romuald Kubiciel.