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Frankenau City (Germany)

Stadt Frankenau, Landkreis Waldeck-Frankenberg, Kassel District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-06-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Frankenau city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Nov 2006
approved 18 December 1992 See also:

Frankenau City

Banner:
It is a red-yellow-red vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 2:9:2. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
inhabitants: 2919
Waldeck-Frankenberg County
Kassel District , state Hesse
banner approved on 18 December 1992
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 6 Nov 2006


Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a lion rampant Or, armed and tongued Azure.
Meaning:
Frankenau gained city rights in 1242, which were confirmed in 1266 by Landgrave Heinrich I. The city rights remained however defunct and Frankenau was considered to be a village and in the 16th century as a market town. The oldest seals of Frankenau from the same time and the following three seals until 1800 call it a "city" in the circumscription and as charge an uncrowned lion rampant, which was considered to be the lion of Hesse due to the rule of the Counts of Hesse and regardless of the different tincture (not barry).The colours were displayed by Siebmacher (1605) and a crowned version having the same tinctures by Wessel (1621) and von Barkhuis (1724).
Source: Stadler 1967, p.33
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2017


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