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Bochnia city (Poland)

Bochnia county, Malopolskie vojvodship

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[Bochnia city flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 12 Oct 2008
adopted Feb 2008 See also:

Bochnia city flag

Bochnia - urban commune, Bochnia County, Małopolskie Voivodship.
Bochnia is a town of 30,000 inhabitants on the river Raba in southern Poland, 35 km southeast of Kraków. It is most famous for its salt mine, the oldest still existing in Europe, built circa 1248.

The new Arms were adopted probably in 2004 or 2005 (unable to find the exact date).
The old Arms are still featured in the city's Law ("Statut") of 2003.

The new flag was adopted in February 2008 after complains that it didn't follow heraldic rules concerning the new Coat of Arms adopted previously.
"Arms: on the red shield three golden mining tools: hoe, hammer and pickaxe."
Flag: a rectangle of three equal horizontal bands: red-yellow-red."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 12 Oct 2008


Bochnia city Coat of Arms

[Bochnia city Coat of Arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 12 Oct 2008
adopted 2004 or 2005

Bochnia city old flag

[Bochnia city old flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 12 Oct 2008

Bochnia city old Coat of Arms

[Bochnia city old Coat of Arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 12 Oct 2008