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Kalisz county (Poland)

Wielkopolskie vojvodship

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Kalisz county flag

[Kalisz county flag] by Jens Pattke, 27 Oct 2001

Kalisz County (voj. Wielkopolskie). Flag adopted 25 Oct 2000.
Source: FLAGA - Biuletyn Polskiego Towarzystwa Weksylologicznego Nr.13/14 (2001)
Jens Pattke, 27 Oct 2001

Kalisz county CoA

[Kalisz county Coat of Arms] image from this website, located by Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2001.

This is the Coat of Arms of the old Kalisz vojvodship. Kalisz district (=vojvodship), established in 1975 possesses a secular tradition of separate administrative entity. In the 11th and the 12th centuries Kalisz was a stronghold town. In the 13th century Kalisz became the capital of the principality and from the 15th century of the province devided into six smaller administrative district. The province covered the area of 33,000 sq. km. In1768 in connection with the establishment of Gniezno province, 3 administrative districts were excluded from Kalisz province and in 1793 the province was incorporated to Prussia due to the 1st partition of Poland. After that a new Kalisz department was created. It survived till the year 1815 when under the regulations of the Congress of Vienna it was divided (by the line of Prosna river) between Russia and Prussia. Ostrów, Ostrzeszów, Odolanów, Pleszew entered the Grand Duchy of Poznań (which belonged to Prussia) the rest of the territory was incorporated into the lands under the Russian rule. In 1873 new Kalisz district was established. After regaining the independence by Poland in 1918, Kalisz lost its status of local administrative center and became a part of £ód¼ district and from 1938, of Poznań district. During the World War II the Greater Poznań and Kalisz were incorporated into The Third Reich. In1975 Kalisz became a capital of district again. Info from this website.
Jarig Bakker, 27 Oct 2001

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