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Established as a Lusatian settlement Richnow in XII Century.
Bohemian until XIV Century
1526 - to Habsburgs
1635 - to Saxony
1945 - to Poland
Close collaboration with nearby towns of Hrádek nad Nisou (Czech Republic)
and Zittau (Germany)
It is the only town in Poland which was part of the German state of Saxony before World War II.
Bogatynia is one of the richest towns per capita in Poland, due to its two principal enterprises: a brown coal mine (Kopalnia Węgla Brunatnego Turów SA) and the associated thermal power station (Elektrownia Turów).
Arms adopted on September 10, 1969
On September 13, 2007, The City Council choose the flag, presented here,
out of many proposals and ordered printing of paper miniatures for sale
to general public to get them acquainted with the new flag.
As it is here often, no report of what happened next is available. In any case, the flag is not formally adopted yet.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 5 Dec 2008
The image at this
webpage leads to think that the flag is not B-W-B but B-Y-B tricolor
with coat of arms in the middle.
Pascal Gross, 27 Jul 2009
The photographic evidence you've found leaves no doubt your assumption
is right. It is, surely, the final version of the flag adopted after 2007
The copy of the city's "statut" available on BIP site is dated 2005 and doesn't mentions the flag at all, although it provides the description and proof of the Arms. (zalacznik Nr 3). The only other website related to the flag is the one on the proposal mentioned by me in the report which Jarig included on FOTW page. Unfortunately, there is no follow up informing about the final version of adopted flag. There is, however, the discussion forum, where the answer of one of the respondents, suggests the yellow color was under consideration.
IMVHO, your >gif< portrays the correct flag.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 27 Jul 2009