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Ilawa cmmune (Poland)

Iława county, Warmińsko-mazurskie vojvodship

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Iława commune flag

[Ilawa flag] image sent by Chrystian Kretowicz, 12 Jun 2002

Searching for places where I was vacationing during my younger era I found the pretty good looking flag of Iława (Deutsch-Eylau) in Warmia-Mazury Voivodship. I am taking the liberty to send to you the flag and arms of this town together with the link to the Dutch town with which it is twinned.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 12 Jun 2002

The flag bears an uncanny likeness to the one of Sint Annaland, a former municipality on the island of Tholen in Zeeland,
the Netherlands, see the Shipmate site and this site. The commune symbols are available at the Ilawa commune site. The interesting thing is that according to the link Chris provided Iława is twinned with the municipality of Tholen since 28 February 1994, while the Iława symbols were adopted 24 April 1997. I suppose that they borrowed the wavy lines from the Zeeland flag.
Jarig Bakker, 13 Jun 2002

The Iława flag also bears some resemblance to that of Kampen (Sylt Island, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany).
Santiago Dotor, 13 Jun 2002

Iława CoA

[Ilawa coat of arms] image from the Ilawa commune site, reported by Chrystian Kretowicz, 12 Jun 2002