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Orla rural district (Poland)

Bielsk Podlaski county, Podlaskie voivodship

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[Orla commune flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 28 Oct 2008
adopted 18 Jun 2003 See also:

Orla rural district flag

Orla - rural commune, Bielsk Podlaski County, Podlaskie Voivodship
Gmina Orla is a rural commune (Polish:gmina wiejska) in Bielsk County, Podlaskie Voivodeship. It is in north-eastern Poland.
Gmina Orla is located in the geographical region of Europe known as the Wysoczyzny Podlasko – Bialoruskie (English: Podlaskie and Belarus Plateau) and the mezoregion known as the Równinę Bielską (English: Bielska Plain).
The Orlanka River, a tributary of the Narew River, passes through Gmina Orla.
The commune covers an area of 159.68 square kilometres (61.7 sq mi). Poulation: 3,256

The village of Orla was a part of Radziwiłł Princely Family estates.
Until 1941, over 90% of the residents were Jewish. Almost all of them perished in the Nazi Holocaust.
Presently, the vast majority of the inhabitants is Eastern Orthodox.

Arms and flag adopted on June 18, 2003
No description of Arms or flag available, although the Arms underscore the long association of Orla with the Radziwiłł Princely Family.
The image of the Arms and the flag can be seen at Orla Commune's website.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 28 Oct 2008

Orla Coat of Arms

[Orla coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 28 Oct 2008
adopted 18 Jun 2003