Poczesna - rural commune, Częstochowa County, Śląskie Voivodship.
Gmina Poczesna is a rural gmina (commune) in Częstochowa County, Silesian
Voivodeship, in southern Poland. Its seat is the village of Poczesna, which
lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of Częstochowa and 53 km
(33 mi) north of the regional capital Katowice.
Area: 60.13 sq.km (23.2 sq.mi); Population: 12,490 (2006).
First mentioned in 1578 as a village of the Crown Estate. During WW
II annexed to the III Reich.
Arms and flag adopted on September 19, 2002 (resolution # 219/XLII/02).
"Arms: foundry furnace, fired, above it is a horseshoe and two hammers,
crossed. Below are blue and white waves symbolizing river Warta.
Flag: on a red field, foundry furnace, horseshoe and two hammers, crossed."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 7 Nov 2008
Poczesna Coat of Arms
image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 7 Nov 2008
adopted 19 Sep 2002