Goniądz

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GONIĄDZ

Province: Podlaskie
County: Mońki

Coat of arms (crest) of Goniądz
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Origin/meaning

There is a story about the origin:
In the 1400's Prince Jagiello was hunting. He was chasing a bear through the area where Goniadz is now, he came to a point on top of a hill, where the little church of St Florian stands now. He was tired, he stopped and looked around, he was so taken by the surounding area that he decided to call it Goniadz, which traslates into "while chasing", becasue he saw the area while chasing the bear. And that's why the bear is in the coat of arms for Goniadz.

Coat of arms (crest) of Goniądz

The arms as shown in 1994

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The arms were officially adopted on January 30, 2017.