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Toruń city (Poland)

Kujawsko-pomorskie voivodship

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Toruń city flag

[Toruń city flag] by Jens Pattke, 30 Jan 2003

Toruń (German: Thorn) is in Toruń county, 170 km NW of Warsaw. It is on the Vistula river with (1981) 180.052 inhabitants, the birthplace of the astronomer Copernicus. It was founded by Teutonic Knights 1231 and received town rights 1233; member of the Hanseatic League; to kingdom of Poland 1454; two treaties signed here (1411, 1466) by which Poland gained territory; occupied by Charles XII of Sweden 1703; to Prussia 1793; part of grandduchy of Warsaw 1807-1815; returned to Prussia 1815; to Poland 1919; in World War II occupied by Germans 1939-44. Flag from this site.
Jarig Bakker, 31 Oct 2000

A little correction of the Toruń City flag:
The angel on the city flag of Toruń Town still carries a key. Toruń City - flag adopted on 15 Apr1999.
Jens Pattke, 30 Jan 2003

Toruń city Coat of Arms

[Toruń city Coat of Arms] image this site, reported by Pascal Gross, 31 Oct 2000