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Ziębice rural district (Poland)

Ząbkowice Śląskie county, Dolnośląskie voivodship

Last modified: 2019-07-11 by rob raeside
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[Ziębice rural district flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 26 Mar 2008
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Ziębice rural district flag

Here is the flag of Ziębice commune, in Ząbkowice county, Dolnośląskie vojvodship, as presented at this webpage.
Flag adopted 5 December 2002, see U C H W A Ł A NR II/ 9/02 Rady Miejskiej w   Ziębicach z dnia 5 grudnia 2002 r. w sprawie Statutu Gminy Ziębice.

Flag description: three horizontal stripes of blue and white, proportioned 1:2:1; in center the communal arms.
Coat of Arms: azure a church spire argent, charged with a window or, a gate or an eagle noir, roofed gules, between two castle towers argent 4x embattled; in chief dexter a crescent or pointing upwards, sinister a 6-rayed mullet or; in base a three-mound vert.
Jarig Bakker, 26 March 2008

Ziębice other flag

[Ziębice other flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 11 May 2008

Znamierowski, in "Insygnia, Symbole i Herby Polskie, 2003", shows another (earlier?) one: blue, whith at top hoist a crescent pointing upwards, and a 6-pointed star, all yellow.
Crescent and star are from the Coat of Arms - but I have no idea what the status of this flag is.
Jarig Bakker, 11 May 2008

Historic banner of Ziębice (Münsterberg)

[Ziębice other flag] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2019

It was a blue banner, shifted to the top was an M-shaped belt-buckle Or, above at dexter a crescent recumbent Or and at sinister a 6-point star Or. Neubecker 1939 p.95
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2019


Ziębice Coat of Arms

[Ziębice coat of arms] image by Jarig Bakker, 26 March 2008

Coat of Arms:
Shield Azure, a triplemount Vert, each peak topped with a tower Argent, the tower in centre with cone roof Gules topped by a crosslet Or, charged with a rosette Or above and an overturned inescutcheon Or displaying an eagle Sable with a crescent recumbent Argent upon his breast, the towers in flanches embattled in chief an impending crescent recumbent Or at dexter and an impending 6-point star.
Münsterberg was first mentioned as a Slavic settlement Sambice in 1234 and was probably destroyed in 1241 by Mongolian invaders. It became a city according to German right and was mentioned as such under the name Munsterberck in 1251. The city had a mint in 1268, a hospital in 1276 and a monastery in 1306. In 1321 it became capital of the Duchy of Münsterberg, being an offspring of the Silesian Duchy of Schweidnitz. It became a fiefdom of the Kingdom of Bohemia in 1336. Until 1428 it was ruled by the Silesian Piast kin. In 1428 its last ruler was killed in a battle of the Hussite Wars and Münsterberg was under direct rule of Bohemia. In 1742 together with nearly all parts of Silesia it became a dominion of the Kingdom of Prussia. The Prussian kings settled Bohemian refugees, who had been persecuted due to their Protestant religion. At the end of WW2 the German inhabitants were expelled and replaced by Polish people from other parts of the country, which had been annexed by the Soviet Union.
According to Joseph Decku the arms are canting, the central tower is representing the name giving minster (German: Münster), located on top of a mountain (German: Berg). The eagle is taken from the arms of the Piast kin. Crescent and star are not mentioned and seem to be a mere decoration, as the patron of the minster had been St. George. And thus crescent and star are probably not related to St. Mary. The belt-buckle looks like the initial “M” of the German name and was replaced probably shortly after 1945.
Sources: Decku 1955 , pp.32-33 and
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 June 2019