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:
The Orlanka River, a tributary of the Narew River, passes through Gmina
The commune covers an area of 159.68 square kilometres (61.7 sq mi).
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
Chrystian Kretowicz, 28 Oct 2008
Wyszki Coat of Arms
image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 28 Oct 2008
adopted 18 Jun 2003