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Mielec county (Poland)

Powiat mielecki, Województwo Podkarpackie

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[Mielec county flag] 5:8 image by Jens Pattke, 26 Apr 2003
Status: Proposal

Gminy (districts) in Mielec county:
  • Borowa
  • Czermin
  • Gawłuszowice
  • Mielec town
  • Mielec rural district
  • Padew Narodowa
  • Przecław
  • Radomyśl Wielki
  • Tuszów Narodowy
  • Wadowice Górne
See also:

Mielec County

Proposed Mielec County Coat of Arms

[Mielec county Coat of Arms] image by Jens Pattke, 26 Apr 2003

The proposed arms refer to the history and traditions of the county. The silver griffin suggests the arms of the Gryfit clan which owned these lands from the beginning of the 14th century (before that it was a property of the Benedictines of Tync.) From the name of the settlement, Mielec, this branch of the Gryfit clan formed its surname, Mieleccy. The symbols pictured on the flag and arms - the helmet with horns and the letter M - refer to the arms of the capital city of the county, Mielec. These arms are featured in the city's seal, which dates back to the 15th century.
Jens Pattke (from a text translated by Chrystian Kretowicz), 26 Apr 2003