Gąbin - urban-rural commune, Płock County, Mazowieckie Voivodship - name
under German occupation: Gombin (1943-45) when it was annexed to the Third
Gmina Gąbin is an urban-rural gmina (commune) in Płock County, Masovian
Voivodship, in east-central Poland. Its seat is the town of Gąbin, which
lies approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi) south of Płock and 89 km (55 mi)
west of Warsaw.
Area: 146.71 sq.km (56.6 sq.mi); Population: 10,858
land under cultivation - 68%; forests - 20%
In 1974 the tallest radio mast in the world was erected here (646 m).
It collapsed in 1991 due to an error of the maintenance crew.
Arms adopted on December 9, 2002 (resolution # 3/II/2002).
Flag not mentioned anywhere, but, again "a picture is worth a thousand
words": speedwalking champion, Robert Korzeniowski (four Olympic gold medals
Sydney (double) and Athens) is shown carrying the flag of Gąbin during
annual relay run in 2008.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Jan 2009
Gąbin Coat of Arms
image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 22 Jan 2009
adopted 9 Dec 2002