Brodnica - urban commune, Brodnica County, Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship
- German name: Strasburg.
Brodnica is a town (urban commune) in northern Poland. Previously in
Toruń Voivodship from 1975 to 1998, Brodnica has been situated in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian
Voivodeship since 1999. It is the seat of Brodnica County, and also gives
its name to the protected area known as Brodnica Landscape Park.
Area: 23.15 sq.km (8.9 sq.mi); Population: 32,588 (2006).
Land under cultivation - 38%; forests - 8%
history: see Brodnica county.
It has a football (soccer) club - "Sparta" Brodnica.
Arms, dated back to 14th century, feature an open hand (silver - white)
on the red shield.
It is a symbol of hospitality, goodwill and the rule of Law.
Flag: adopted in 1998 on the 700th Anniversary of the city, during
the Jubilee celebrations.
Dominant colors are white and red and there is a narrow blue stripe
symbolizing the river Drweca flowing through the town.
The flag was designed by the graphic artist, Ms.Maria Melnicka.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 24 Jun 2009
image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 24 Jun 2009
adopted 14th century