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Pfungstadt City (Germany)

Stadt Pfungstadt, Landkreis Darmstadt-Dieburg, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Pfungstadt city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 30 May 2006
approved 9 April 1954 See also:

Pfungstadt City

It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband with ratio of stripes approx. 1:3:1. The coat of arms is shifted to the top within the central stripe.
inhabitants 24,977
Darmstadt-Dieburg County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 9 April 1954
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.74
Jörg Majewski, 30 May 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Or a demi-lion issuant Gules armed and tongued Azure, beneath Azure three horseshoes Argent ordered 2:1.
The village was the seat of a local court and became a city in 1886. The seals of the court are known by prints since 1619 and the current arms are based on the oldest seal. The lion in the upper part is most likely the lion of the Counts of Katzenelnbogen, as the village had been part of the county. The horseshoes are a distinguishing mark of the city. The combination of the lion with some local sign was very common in the county Katzenelnbogen. The horseshoes (alone) probably had been the older symbol of the city.
The coat of arms was approved on 9 April 1954.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.74
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2017

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