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Kłomnice rural district (Poland)

Częstochowa county, Śląskie voivodship

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[Kłomnice flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 20 Dec 2008
adopted 29 Jun 2004 See also:

Kłomnice rural district flag

Kłomnice - rural commune; Częstochowa County; Śląskie Voivodship - former name: gmina Rzeki (until 1947).
Gmina Kłomnice is a rural gmina (commune) in Częstochowa County, Silesian Voivodship, in southern Poland. Its seat is the village of Kłomnice, which lies approximately 22 kilometres (14 mi) north-east of Częstochowa and 79 km (49 mi) north of the regional capital Katowice.
Area: 147.85 (57.1 sq.mi); Population: 13,821 (2006); The water pump nowhere to be seen...

First mentioned in 1404.
A typical agricultural commune; land under cultivation - 71%; forests - 18%.
On the night of 20-21 July, 2007 the commune was struck by the tornado destroying several buildings in Huby, Adamów and Skrzydłów. The goat Laika was severly wouded after being struck by a tile.
The name of the commune comes from the old Polish word "kłomnia" meaning a fishing net.

Arms and flag adopted on June 29, 2004 (resolution # 147/XVI/04).
"Arms: on the green shield an axe (silver blade-golden handle) above a silver wavy ribbon symbolizing the River Warta..
Flag: Green rectangle in the ratio of 5:8 with the axe next to the hoist, and the wavy ribbon (vertical) symbolizing the meandering river, in the fly part of the flag."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 20 Dec 2008

Kłomnice Coat of Arms

[Kłomnice coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 20 Dec 2008
adopted 29 Jun 2004