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Wierzchowo commune (Poland)

Drawsko Pomorskie county, Zachodniopomorskie vojvodship

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[Wierzchowo flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 26 Nov 2008
adopted Mar 2003 See also:

Wierzchowo commune flag

Wierzchowo - rural commune, Drawsko County, Zachodnio-pomorskie Voivodship - German name: Virchow.
Gmina Wierzchowo is a rural gmina (commune) in Drawsko County, West Pomeranian Voivodship, in north-western Poland. Its seat is the village of Wierzchowo, which lies approximately 22 kilometres (14 mi) east of Drawsko Pomorskie and 101 km (63 mi) east of the regional capital Szczecin.
Area: 229.25 sq.km (88.5 sq.mi); Population: 4,489 (2006).

A large village with the high school, primary school, kindergarten and public library. After declaration of martial law by Gen.Jaruzelski in 1981, a camp for "Solidarity" activists was set up here. Among others, Bronisław Geremek, later foreign minister, was kept in it.
Soccer (footbal) team: MLKS "Kolejarz" Wierzchowo

Arms and flag adopted in March 2003.
"Arms: on the gold shield and on the green triple hill a red church tower and next to it, green linden tree with the trunk in natural color.

Flag: Rectangle composed of three horizontal bands: yellow-red-green.
Bands: yellow and green are of equal width.
On the wider middle band of red color, the Arms of the commune are placed."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 26 Nov 2008


Wierzchowo Coat of Arms

[Wierzchowo coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 26 Nov 2008
adopted Mar 2003