Wierzbinek - rural commune, Konin County, Wielkopolskie Voivodship.
Gmina Wierzbinek is a rural gmina (commune) in Konin County, Greater
Poland Voivodship, in west-central Poland. Its seat is the village of Wierzbinek,
which lies approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi) north-east of Konin and
109 km (68 mi) east of the regional capital Poznań.
Area: 148.05 sq.km (57.2 sq.mi); Population: 7,597 (2006).
Site of the annual Willow and Wicker Festival - Salix Fair.
The commune's name - Wierzbinek - is derived from "wierzba"="willow"
Arms and flag adopted on July 31, 2001 (resolution # 170/XXV/2001).
"Arms: on a green field separated by a slanted silver, wavy ribbon,
on the right side there are two silver-brown willow's catkins (or aments)
on the golden branch.
On the left side are three golden wheat stalks.
Flag: green field framed on both sides by the vertical yellow bands
with the centrally placed silver-brown catkins on golden branch.
Side bands are 1/5 of the width of the flag.
Ratio of the flag is 5:8."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 18 Nov 2008
Wierzbinek Coat of Arms
image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 18 Nov 2008
adopted 31 Jul 2001