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Chelm county (Poland)

Powiat Che³mski, Lubelskie vojvodship

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[Che³m county flag] image by Jens Pattke, 29 Jul 2008
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Che³m county flag

Che³m County (Polish: powiat che³mski) is a unit of territorial administration and local government (powiat) in Lublin Voivodeship, eastern Poland, on the border with Ukraine. It was created on 1 January 1999 as a result of the Local Government Reorganization Act of 1998. Its administrative seat is the city of Che³m, although the city is not part of the county (it constitutes a separate city county).

The county is subdivided into 15 communes (Polish: gmina), one urban commune and 14 rural communes. (Gmina Rejowiec belonged to Krasnystaw County until
2006.):
- Che³m rural commune
- Siedliszcze rural commune
- Dorohusk rural commune
- Rejowiec rural commune
- Sawin rural commune
- Wierzbica rural commune
- Ruda-Huta rural commune
- Rejowiec Fabryczny rural commune
- Rejowiec Fabryczny urban commune
- Wojs³awice rural commune
- Kamień rural commune
- Le¶niowice rural commune
- Æmud¼ rural commune
- Bia³opole rural commune
- Dubienka rural commune

On 10 July 2008 the new symbols of the Che³m County were presented to the public. The official adoption of a law is the future.
Source: county website.
Jens Pattke, 29 Jul 2008


Che³m county CoA

[Che³m county coat of arms] image by Jens Pattke, 29 Jul 2008
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Che³m city flag

[Chelm flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2001

Che³m: horizontal white-green with the coat of arms in the middle of the white stripe.
Pascal Vagnat, 19 May 1999

On this webpage is a beautiful photo of the mayor in front of the hanging flag of Che³m, in Lubelskie vojvodship, southeastern Poland. Pascal did not mention the crown on top of the CoA, but on this site is an image of the coat of arms with crown. Che³m is the main town of Che³m county, 60 km east of Lub³in, with 70.000 inhabitants.
Jarig Bakker, 6 May 2001

Che³m is a very famous city in Jewish humor. Apparently there was once a thriving Jewish community there whose famous "Wise Men" were incredibly stupid. For all I know the community was fictional. One joke can give you the flavor: The Wise Men of Che³m decided to send a spaceship to the sun. When asked whether it would burn up, they replied "Don't worry, we'll send it at night".
Al Kirsch, 6 May 2001


Che³m city coat of arms

[Chelm Coat of Arms] image from this site.