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Wilczyn commune (Poland)

Konin county, Wielkopolskie wojwodship

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[Wilczyn flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 18 Nov 2008
adopted 30 Apr 2008; design: Piotr Gołdyn See also:

Wilczyn commune flag

Wilczyn - rural commune, Konin County, Wielkopolskie Voivodship - old name: gmina Wilczogóra.
Gmina Wilczyn is a rural gmina (commune) in Konin County, Greater Poland Voivodship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the village of Wilczyn, which lies approximately 31 kilometres (19 mi) north of Konin and 86 km (53 mi) east of the regional capital Poznań.
Area: 83.12 sq.km (32.1 sq.mi); Population: 6,422 (2006).

First mentioned in 1316 as a village of Wilczyno.
From 1458 to 1870 enjoyed city rights.
In 1769 a battle took place nearby between the units of Bar Confederacy (Gen.Casimir Pulaski - National Hero of Poland and the United States and Col. Maurycy
Beniowski - Emperor of Madagascar, later, of course) and the Russian troops.
The name of the village and commune is derived from "wilk" = "wolf".

New Arms and the flag adopted on April 30, 2008 (resolution # XVII/136/08).
"Arms: on the blue shield a golden wolf's head, en face.
Blue color symbolizes the lakes of the commune.

Flag: a blue rectangle in the ratio 5:8 with centrally placed golden wolf's head."
The name of the creator of the symbols of Wilczyn is Dr.Piotr Gołdyn - a historian from Konin.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 18 Nov 2008


Wilczyn Coat of Arms

[Wilczyn coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 18 Nov 2008
adopted 30 Apr 2008; design: Piotr Gołdyn