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Jedlina-Zdrój city (Poland)

Walbrzych county, Dolnoslaskie vojvodship

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[Jedlina-Zdrój flag] image by Jens Pattke, 17 Apr 2010
adopted 18 Mar 2010

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Jedlina-Zdrój city

Jedlina-Zdrój - urban commune, Wałbrzych County, Dolnośląskie Voivodship - German name: Charlottenbrunn.
Jedlina-Zdrój is a town and urban commune in Wałbrzych County, Lower Silesian Voivodship, in south-western Poland.
Prior to 1945 it was in Germany.
The town lies approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) south-east of Wałbrzych, and 67 kilometres (42 mi) south-west of the regional capital Wrocław.
Area: 17.45 (6.7 sq.mi); Population: 5,116 (2006).

The oldest mention of the settlement date back to the 13th century, when it was owned by Prince Bolek I of Świdnik-Jawor Principality.
The name is related to the abundance of the fir trees in the area.
In the 16th century the first mineral water springs were discovered and in 1723 the place became a spa - Charlottenbrunn - named after the wife of the owner - Hans Christopher Baron von Seherr-Thoss.
It is famous mostly for curing respiratory ailments - asthma in particular.

The original Arms of the town were adopted in 1748 (pictured in the Heraldic Album of Otton Hupp) and show the red pavillon (gazebo) with the fountain bursting from the mineral water spring. It stands on the green grass and the background is silver (white). On the fence around the gazebo is a heraldic shield with the Arms of the families: von Seherr-Thoss and Von Puckler.

The modern emblem of Jedlina-Zdrój (in use until now) clashed with the rules of heraldry, therefore a civic association - "Friends of Jedlina-Zdrój" designed new set of symbols, collected enough signatures of the residents of the town, and forced the town council to submit them for approval to the Heraldic Commission in Warsaw.

The new Arms are a slightly modified version of the German Coat of Arms, major difference is the replacement of the black Prussian eagle on the top of the gazebo with the black eagle of the Piast Princes.
The brand new flag contains the basic heraldic colors of the Arms: green, red and white.
Source: city website.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 25 Jun 2009

Jedlina-Zdrój (German: Charlottenbrunn) is a town in Wałbrzych County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. Prior to 1945 it was in Germany. Flag and CoA adopted on March 18, 2010.

Source: uchwała nr XXXIII/179/10 Rady Miasta Jedlina-Zdrój z dnia 18 marca 2010r. w sprawie ustanowienia herbu, flagi i pieczęci Miasta Jedlina-Zdrój.
Jens Pattke, 17 Apr 2010


[Jedlina-Zdrój coat of arms] image by Jens Pattke, 17 Apr 2010
adopted 18 Mar 2010